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used jointer and tablesaw to dimension pine lumber. the joinery was done with hand tools.
it is held by purpleheart pegs and can be taken apart. no glue.
i am happy with the way it turned out even if i have a few mistakes.
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#1 posted 05-26-2013 07:13 PM
Very nice project : )
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#2 posted 05-26-2013 09:27 PM
I was about to ask how the back was attached, but then I realized that was your workbench top! Nice bookshelf, why is it called a whale shelf? Because of the shape of the tenon keys?
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#3 posted 05-26-2013 09:49 PM
i think thats what they are called because of the shapes of the sides.
two curves meeting each other. its a typical detail in colonial furniture.
some versions have a bigger curved shape looking like a whale. mine are s little simpler and are taken from an article in woodsmith magazine.
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#4 posted 05-26-2013 10:12 PM
Nice shelves, love the tusk tenons.
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#6 posted 05-27-2013 02:47 AM
I thought you just had a typo with whale instead of wall shelf…..LOL
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#7 posted 05-27-2013 12:16 PM
It looks real nice and clean and I bet that you really had fun making it. Congratulations.
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#8 posted 05-30-2013 04:01 PM
Looks great and well crafted. Great design and great joinery. Like your shelves very much.
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