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This is how I make custom shelves.....a high speed video (not a how to)

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This is how I make custom shelves.....a high speed video (not a how to)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz5aWg0c9i0

The customer wanted a set of shelves that could come apart and be wheeled off the gallery floor for art openings. I designed the shelf brackets in a CAD program and had them cut with a waterjet. Then the rest of the process is showm in the vid. Alot of bandsaw and sanding. At the end I had about 18 hours into the 2 sets (or 4 shelves)

The brackets were rough sawn Ash, the shelves and backing as ply, and all of the edges were tiger maple.

-- "the woods are lovely dark and deep"- Frost





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 392 days ago

cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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widdle

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#2 posted 392 days ago

Maestro….Nice…

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#3 posted 392 days ago

Thanks for sharing that. It’s great to see the “whole” process of a project come together like that.

BTW: The shelves are awesome!!!

Welcome to LJs!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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frankenstuff

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#4 posted 392 days ago

Thanks. That video is kind of a hack. When my wife watched and saw how much work I put into the shelves she said “whatever he paid you it wasn’t enough” .

-- "the woods are lovely dark and deep"- Frost

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#5 posted 392 days ago

If only all your customers thought as your wife does!!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 392 days ago

WHEW! I’m all wore out after watching that :-)

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#7 posted 392 days ago

Very nice shelves, great design. I like the look of the shelf supports, definitely fit the application in an art store. Question: I’m confused about the “come apart” description. Where do these Coe apart?, all looked permanently assembled in the video. Thanks for the video, very interesting.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#8 posted 392 days ago

very cool shelf and design and video – now – go read your table saw manual. you gave me the willies. strange how you used a push stick for the router table yet straddled your index and middle finger over the table saw blade while making a rip at about 1 inch…

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frankenstuff

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#9 posted 392 days ago

Oldtool- the shelves nest into each other (each one unit separates into 2 halves with flat backs) they are held together with dowels that have threaded ends…..I need to just get a pic. Or point out a time in the vid of where they nest.

Ken- I don’t feel safe using a push stick on the saw. I keep the fence low and have…...control. the high speed vid just makes it look sketchy.

-- "the woods are lovely dark and deep"- Frost

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#10 posted 392 days ago

great videao, great sound track, and great shelves. The money never = the effort; have to do it cause you like it. Thanks for posting.

-- It's all in a day's work...

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frankenstuff

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#11 posted 392 days ago

OK. It is at the 3:20 point in the video where you can see how they nest. The main side has the dowel details holding the edging on, while the nest side fits into the recess and is held in with removable dowels. (With threaded inserts done on lathe. I made a “t” handle tool for removing the dowels from the shelf)

-- "the woods are lovely dark and deep"- Frost

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#12 posted 391 days ago

great video

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#13 posted 391 days ago

I agree with your wife, that looks like a LOT of work and a lot more planning! You’ve got some great skills.

-- Tony, Colorado, tonybrews@comcast.net

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#14 posted 391 days ago

Great fun to watch, you have great talent. And great looking shelves.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#15 posted 391 days ago

Like the shelf design, also like the vid.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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