Opposing Forces Bookends

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Project by scrollingmom posted 06-03-2012 10:26 PM 3273 views 15 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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#1 posted 06-03-2012 10:28 PM

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

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#2 posted 06-03-2012 10:34 PM

Those are really great.


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#3 posted 06-03-2012 10:46 PM

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


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

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#4 posted 06-03-2012 11:22 PM

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! ;-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#5 posted 06-03-2012 11:42 PM

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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#6 posted 06-04-2012 12:24 AM

I love it! Great design and well done!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 06-04-2012 01:21 AM

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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#8 posted 06-04-2012 02:11 AM

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

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

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#9 posted 06-04-2012 02:14 AM

Another great project. Well done.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#10 posted 06-04-2012 02:17 AM

Very cool project, I like this very much!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 06-04-2012 02:39 AM

awesome! looks great and a sweet concept

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

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#12 posted 06-04-2012 02:52 AM

Very cool and artful bookends! Great job!

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

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#13 posted 06-04-2012 05:05 AM

Great Job!!!

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

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#14 posted 06-04-2012 05:06 AM

This is realy cool! Great idea.

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#15 posted 06-04-2012 09:01 AM

Cool! Nice job!

-- tt in Delaware

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