LumberJocks

Opposing Forces Bookends

  • Advertise with us
Project by scrollingmom posted 786 days ago 2355 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





28 comments so far

View woodtickgreg's profile

woodtickgreg

201 posts in 1721 days


#1 posted 786 days ago

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

-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com

View Stephenw's profile

Stephenw

273 posts in 989 days


#2 posted 786 days ago

Those are really great.

-- http://www.garagebulletin.com/

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7489 posts in 1523 days


#3 posted 786 days ago

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

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

View KnotCurser's profile

KnotCurser

1799 posts in 1672 days


#4 posted 786 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

View Robertd's profile

Robertd

39 posts in 788 days


#5 posted 786 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

View Skylark53's profile

Skylark53

2559 posts in 1663 days


#6 posted 786 days ago

I love it! Great design and well done!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

View ChrisMc45's profile

ChrisMc45

94 posts in 1463 days


#7 posted 786 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?

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11099 posts in 1709 days


#8 posted 786 days ago

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

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Woodenwizard's profile

Woodenwizard

1058 posts in 1658 days


#9 posted 786 days ago

Another great project. Well done.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

View Bearpie's profile

Bearpie

2584 posts in 1621 days


#10 posted 786 days ago

Very cool project, I like this very much!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

View PurpLev's profile

PurpLev

8476 posts in 2252 days


#11 posted 786 days ago

awesome! looks great and a sweet concept

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

View Kindlingmaker's profile

Kindlingmaker

2654 posts in 2130 days


#12 posted 786 days ago

Very cool and artful bookends! Great job!

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

View DiamondWW's profile

DiamondWW

84 posts in 1836 days


#13 posted 786 days ago

Great Job!!!

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

View deon's profile

deon

2157 posts in 1629 days


#14 posted 786 days ago

This is realy cool! Great idea.

-- Dreaming patterns

View ttleigh's profile

ttleigh

28 posts in 1058 days


#15 posted 786 days ago

Cool! Nice job!

-- tt in Delaware

showing 1 through 15 of 28 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase