Round revolving bookcase

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Project by Ryan Sandler posted 11-20-2017 01:35 PM 913 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The case is solid cherry, with Minwax “natural” stain and satin spray-on lacquer. The vertical dividers are set into the shelves with an 1/8 inch groove/dado, but the little bookend pieces are just butt joints.

This was a tough one, and took me an inordinate amount of time to finish—I started in May and finished last night. Partly because halfway through milling the boards, I decided my planer sled system just wasn’t working, and gave up until I broke down and bought a jointer. Then, of course, after I glued up the panels I stored them poorly and they promptly warped :P. Learned that lesson. Managed to get them all reasonably flat again by stacking and stickering and a little bit of hand planing.

It was kinda a silly project to do, reallyt: I got the idea to do this because I was enchanted by the circle cutting jig I made for my bandsaw, in order to do a Thien-style baffle for my dust collector. Thought it was so cool I should do a project that used a lot of circles. I may have put 100 hours or more into the case. Using the circle jig? Maybe 1 hour total :P. Ah well. It’s pretty cool anyway.

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#1 posted 11-20-2017 01:59 PM

Good idea, well done!

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#2 posted 11-20-2017 02:34 PM

Very nice looking bookcase. Should keep books well organized and easy to find.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 11-20-2017 02:39 PM

This is very creative and these bookcases are very nice and attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 11-20-2017 03:15 PM

Very nice, but where do you put the Kindle?

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#5 posted 11-20-2017 06:34 PM

Great design of a bookcase. I love it, Nice work building it, too!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 11-21-2017 02:33 AM

Great looking. Very neat idea.

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