Make simple, Maple bookends

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Project by AJswoodshop posted 12-05-2012 09:33 PM 1902 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s Christmas time and I have been trying to make as many gifts as possible. I was inspired by Steve Ramsey (WWMM). He posted some bookends that he made and I really liked the design. So I made this set of these simple bookends. I made mine out of maple, but I think walnut would be a good choice too. When I was making the support pieces, I put two screws in the bottom to hold them in place. And I cut a rabbet in the bottom piece just for a stronger joint. And I also finished these with a polyurethane finish.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 12-05-2012 09:41 PM

these look good aj

maybe some little stick on bumpers
on the bottoms
to keep them from sliding
on smooth surfaces

looks like you have some nice tools
in the backdrop there

way to go

-- 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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#2 posted 12-05-2012 09:53 PM

Thanks for the comment Patron! Yeah I might need to put some felt on the bottoms.

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 01:36 AM

Nice ones , AJ. you could also bore a big hole in the support gusset to give it different look. Bore the hole and finish it off with 45 degree chamfer bit on the edges. It kind of gives them a handle!.......Jim

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

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 03:12 AM

Good job AJ. The rubber feet would be a good idea.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 02:17 PM

Thanks for the nice comments guys!

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#6 posted 12-07-2012 01:20 PM


-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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