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Project by scrollingmom posted 682 days ago 2141 views 14 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These bookends were done for my son. He is starting to accumulate some books and grandma gave him a bookcase, so he needed something to hold his books. This is the first of this kind of project for me 3-d. It was interesting and challenging to get everything to fit. I’m used to flat projects. With that said I’ll have to admit it is by no means perfect.

The bookends themselves are made of Walnut. One of the men are made of oak and it was so hard cutting that I changed to the other man to an oak look-a-like, Catalpa. So much easier to cut when doing 3-d.

Pattern by Fred & Julie Byrne

-- Kelly, Allen,KS





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woodtickgreg

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#1 posted 682 days ago

These are so cool! I really like them, well done!

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Stephenw

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#2 posted 682 days ago

Those are really great.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 682 days ago

These are awesome! I love them! :) Great job!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 682 days ago

These look fantastic! I would love to try something like this with the scrollsaw but don’t quite know where to begin. I guess I should just dive in and see what happens…........

Thanks for the inspiration – if in fact I actually try this! ;-)

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Robertd

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#5 posted 682 days ago

So simple yet great imagination for this! I like this alot. Why can’t I come up with great things like this?

Bob D

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Skylark53

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#6 posted 682 days ago

I love it! Great design and well done!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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ChrisMc45

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#7 posted 682 days ago

very cool, not at all the usual, very “outside the box” even more-so since not straightsided beyond the right-angled book parts. I was reminded of Scott Larsen’s “school for the mechanically declined”, pushing against a pull.
Very nice.
What tooling for the men, band-sawn curves or a new 3-D-type router?

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 682 days ago

Nice job, Kelly, your son will love them!!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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Woodenwizard

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#9 posted 682 days ago

Another great project. Well done.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Bearpie

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#10 posted 682 days ago

Very cool project, I like this very much!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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PurpLev

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#11 posted 682 days ago

awesome! looks great and a sweet concept

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Kindlingmaker

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#12 posted 682 days ago

Very cool and artful bookends! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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DiamondWW

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#13 posted 682 days ago

Great Job!!!

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood, only smaller projects.

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deon

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#14 posted 682 days ago

This is realy cool! Great idea.

-- Dreaming patterns

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ttleigh

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#15 posted 681 days ago

Cool! Nice job!

-- tt in Delaware

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