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Project by Jim posted 1383 days ago 1266 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed this fun little project. It’s more challenging than it looks. The square holes in the end panels and the through tenons were all an enjoyable challenge. The project is made from Birch and finished with 4 coats of wipe on poly.

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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Monty Queen

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#1 posted 1383 days ago

Wow, looks really nice i can see where it could be a chalenge.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 1383 days ago

Very nice work this is a piece that I would like to try ( soon ).

-- Chris, Summerland BC

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#3 posted 1383 days ago

nice design

-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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#4 posted 1383 days ago

AWESOME! Nice work, wood and finish. As they say, the devil is in the detail.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 1382 days ago

Very nice. I already made an adjustable one, but this one looks fantastic too. I’m going to make one. It’ll be good practice for making good-looking mortises if nothing else.

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#6 posted 1382 days ago

Very nice! I love all things Mission- and yes my friend, I too find that every project I attempt is more challenging that it appears when completed!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#7 posted 1382 days ago

That’s a great looking book rack…nice details.

-- "Happiness is creating dust"

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#8 posted 1382 days ago

Looks like another great project… look forward to seeing them some day soon…

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#9 posted 1382 days ago

Jim, I’m thinking I may have seen this in a magazine but can’t remember when or which one. Anyway, yours looks as good or “Better” than the one I saw. Very good job with the photos too. Maybe you could share your technique with us.
- JJ

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#10 posted 1382 days ago

JuniorJock you’re quite right. It came out of a recent issue of Woodsmith Magazine. I made a couple changes. Theirs was made from oak with simulated thru tenons. Mine is birch with real thru tenons.

As for the photography, thanks for the compliment. I don’t use a really complicated setup. I use a single on camera bounce strobe with the strobe aimed to the ceiling but a large white reflector to direct the light where I want it. Direct strobe is too harsh, even when diffused. The bounced light has a more natural lighting effect. I also bracket my exposures so I can pick the best. Maybe I will do a blog article on the setup if anyone is interested.

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#11 posted 1382 days ago

Thanks for the reply Jim. I really enjoyed seeing your post and look forward to seeing more. Be careful, and be safe.
- JJ

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#12 posted 1382 days ago

That is a nice neat wee project.
I can imagine it would be some fairly precise work.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#13 posted 1381 days ago

That’s really pretty. I like your design better than the one I ganked out of American Bungalow magazine. I may remake mine. The red oak didn’t fume well anyway.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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