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Project by yrob posted 428 days ago 748 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Yves





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 428 days ago

Very nice project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Brandon

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#2 posted 428 days ago

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?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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yrob

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#3 posted 428 days ago

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.

-- Yves

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 428 days ago

Nice shelves, love the tusk tenons.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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MactheKnife

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#5 posted 428 days ago

Nice work

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 428 days ago

I thought you just had a typo with whale instead of wall shelf…..LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 427 days ago

It looks real nice and clean and I bet that you really had fun making it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 424 days ago

Looks great and well crafted. Great design and great joinery. Like your shelves very much.

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