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Make simple, Maple bookends

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Project by AJswoodshop posted 597 days ago 947 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!
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop





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patron

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#1 posted 597 days ago

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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AJswoodshop

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#2 posted 597 days ago

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

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 597 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 597 days ago

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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AJswoodshop

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#5 posted 597 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments guys!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Ben Simms

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#6 posted 596 days ago

cool

-- 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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