|Project by kosta||posted 08-02-2010 11:19 PM||1824 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Yo whats up everybody I finished 4 bookends about 4 weeks ago so this is the project post. These are the book ends I built in Episode 71 and Episode 72 There are 2 book ends with the letter E and 2 with the letter A. The letters are the first letter in the persons names that these are going to. There are heart shaped glasses that are filled with sand. By the way these book ends are going to 2 women. I would not put a heart shaped glass on something that was for a man. lol I used 3/4 pine for the side and bottom pieces. I laminated 2 pieces of 3/4 pine for the letters they came out to be 1- 1/2 in thick. I cut the letters at the scroll saw. Then put my palm sander in my vise and sanded the letters to 220 grit. I painted them with white paint. I think the letters look better when there a different color then the side and bottom piece. I used hot glue to glue the letters and heart glasses in place. For the rabbet I used Titebond 2 II wood glue. The cut a rabbet on the vertical side piece where the side and bottom piece come together. I put 3 coats of stain and 2 coats of polyurethane on the book ends. The book ends weigh about 1-1/2 lbs which is enough to hold books in place.
-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/