Walnut & Cherry Bookends Times Two

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Project by KnotCurser posted 05-31-2012 08:53 PM 1003 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are commissioned items with the customer being a local school.

A good friend of ours happens to teach at this school and was informed that two fellow teachers will be retiring at the end of this school year. She wanted them to have something nice to depart with and hired me to create that item. She asked simply for a pair of book ends and our creative minds took it from there.

What you see is a mix of Cherry and Walnut. Each individual piece is seven inches wide, five inches deep and six inches high. The letters are around 3/4” thick and stand five inches tall – they were cut on my scrollsaw and then affixed to the Cherry bases with glue. In the last picture you can see the box joints that hold the Cherry pieces together – VERY strong.

Finish consists of a simple soak in lemon oil.

Hope they like them!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 05-31-2012 10:35 PM

Nice job, Bob! I’m sure they will like them. did you do those box joints on your scroll saw?

-- yesterday today was tomorrow

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#2 posted 05-31-2012 10:50 PM

The box joints were done on my table saw with a dado stack and a jig.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#3 posted 05-31-2012 10:53 PM

Very very kool. Nie combos also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 05-31-2012 11:39 PM

I somehow feel inspired.

Good job, Bob. Time to go read a book.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 06-01-2012 10:52 AM

Beautiful book ends! I love the wood you used for them! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 06-03-2012 03:23 PM

Very nice. I like the contrast of woods. You do great work.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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