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Project by Grumpy posted 299 days ago 1158 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Sister-in-Law asked if I would make a pair of sliding bookends.
She picked a design that Sonnyr used on his project http://lumberjocks.com/projects/76244, thanks Sonnyr.
It was not a difficult job but fiddly just the same.
I used ‘Eastern Red Cedar’ and ‘Radiata Pine’
On the base, the grooves are dovetailed to allow adjustment of the uprights. Larger holes are in the center to allow the uprights to be fitted.
Here are the dimensions if anyone wants to make one.

On the uprights I used brass pen making sleeves, cut to length, to run through the grooves and fixed spring loaded pins to the outside sleeves I made the pins from small compression springs, threaded pins & nylon wall plugs cut to length.

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Finished with several coats of wipe on poly.
Thanks for looking.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python





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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 299 days ago

Good job and fiinish. will I see you in the show?

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 298 days ago

Nice functional project , Tony. I’ll bet she will like them and get good use of them.
Great choice of wood and very nice finish!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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Roger

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#3 posted 298 days ago

Nice book rack

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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harry1

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#4 posted 298 days ago

A clever idea and beautifully carried our Tony.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 298 days ago

Nice work my friend.
Looks beautiful & useful.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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Karson

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#6 posted 298 days ago

Beautiful job and a great looking piece of furniture.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 298 days ago

thanks for your kind words Jocks.
Sam, not sure about the show yet but will definitely catch up with you if I get there.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 298 days ago

well done Grumpman !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 298 days ago

Thanks Danny Boy!

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 296 days ago

Cool and beautiful bookends! Great idea on the sliding mechanism. Like the wood colors and finish, very pretty. Great work!

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 296 days ago

Thanks Fishinbo.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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