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Project by JL7 posted 05-06-2011 01:44 AM 1372 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Mom has been hinting for bookends for quite awhile now, for her cookbooks. Just couldn’t come up with the right design. Not sure this is the winning design – but I will find out tomorrow…(Celebrating Mom’s day on Friday – schedules are tough these days!).

I used Sapele for main boards and book-matched laminations of Padauk, Wenge and Mahogany. All edges beveled at 15⁰.

The brass was from a door kick plate I picked up at Menards.

Four coats of blond Shellac and buffed on the Beall Wood Buff.

Pretty fun, simple project. Thanks for looking.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.





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#1 posted 05-06-2011 02:00 AM

i’d say mom will be overjoyed

beautiful !

and a sure way to use the scraps

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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rowdy

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#2 posted 05-06-2011 02:41 AM

Nice project, Jeff. Well done!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 02:42 AM

I´d know she will like it so much. Because anything done with love by Jeff, and on top very useful, will be a grateful gift .

sCraps? Common David, Jeff has been keeping all those nice little pieces for this present, didn´t you Jeff?

-- Back home. Fernando

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JL7

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#4 posted 05-06-2011 02:59 AM

David, Rowdy and Fernando – thanks for the comments! But don’t tell my Mom that I used scraps for her gift! Actually the Sapele and the Padauk were not scraps by my definition but the Wenge and Mahogany were from these long skinny little pieces that are hard to find uses for, so may be scraps….....:)

And Fernando – you are right – I could give my Mom some 2×4’s nailed together and she would (seemingly) be happy!

Thanks for the laughs!

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#5 posted 05-06-2011 03:45 AM

Very nice and I do believe your Mom enjoy her new book ends. To me they are 3 dimensional and I can not say I have ever seen any like it. Good design and a great gift.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#6 posted 05-06-2011 04:05 AM

Thanks Dave!!

And yes – I see I was posting on your tool till blog at just about the same moment you were posting here…...wait….is that Rod Serling I hear….?

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Occie gilliam

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#7 posted 05-06-2011 04:23 AM

Nice and very useful. i like it and the way you did the three levels.
Scrap…..........their isn’t any, even the saw dust is useful.
while i was in the hospital a friend cleaned up my shop doing me a favor.
and through out a whole bucket full of thin strips of a lot of different kind of woods.
It’s to said to write about it the other thing he through out. I cant go, sorry….............:-)
occie

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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JL7

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#8 posted 05-06-2011 05:00 AM

Occie – thanks for the comments – I hope you are feeling better…...you have some interesting stuff going on in Costa Rica (the hollow log…what became of it?)

I don’t throw away scraps – and I hope I don’t have to live through someone “cleaning” my shop…...Thanks for posting…..

And Dave – I guess I did notice the 3D aspect of these – from staight on, it’s hard to see the depth…...this is another example of design as you go. Started out with just the single layer of laminations and then….....hey, what can I do with these cutoffs…........

Thanks.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Occie gilliam

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#9 posted 05-06-2011 07:15 AM

Thanks Jeff and yes I’m feeling a little better. starting to gather up stuff again
I will post some of the thing that have gotten done so foro the hollow log, thanks for the kick in the ,,,,,,
i just did a post on scrap.
Occie

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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#10 posted 05-06-2011 09:28 AM

Cool. I like them..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#11 posted 05-06-2011 02:19 PM

Nice one, Jeff. These really stand out in more than one way.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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