Jaxson's book rack

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Project by itsmic posted 01-15-2011 09:41 PM 1585 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone Here is Jaxson’s book rack, Me and Cindy where partners in crime on this one. Jaxson is Cindy’s grandson, and a very special little boy. The rack is made of 200 yr old or older white pine, I helped to remove it from where it was taken down, which was about 6 feet from a camp/house in upper Maine. It was taken down piece by piece, since it was a two trunk tree, about 5 foot diameter each trunk, some 60 feet high, and so close to the camp. The wood was given to me for my trouble. I saved one 15 foot long piece , and the two pieces of the split trunk, for kicks, and the rest I had cut into lumber, that was 5 years ago, so, the wood is good and dried. I cut a 3/8” rabbit to hold the bottom shelf, and dado cuts for the upper support, then put some dowels in for extra strength, fiberglass rod for the cloth supports, which Cindy designed and sewed together. It was finished with pre-stain then two coats of semigloss poly. There’s a pic showing my dust collection system, I’m wearing my heating system, nothing but Hi tech for me. Lots of fun making this one, and Jaxson seemed to take to it right away. Thanks for looking!

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 01:36 AM

Thanks for all your nice comments and interest

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#2 posted 01-21-2011 12:47 AM

Nice – I’ll be Jaxson likes it. What a nice use of what sounds like a wonderful tree! I wish I had some of it!

But, I gotta say, it looks cold in your shop.

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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