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Project by Grumpy posted 06-25-2013 05:35 AM 1703 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 06-25-2013 06:32 AM

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

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

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#2 posted 06-25-2013 10:38 AM

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!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 06-25-2013 11:39 AM

Nice book rack

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

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#4 posted 06-25-2013 12:22 PM

A clever idea and beautifully carried our Tony.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Eric in central Florida

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#5 posted 06-25-2013 01:17 PM

Nice work my friend.
Looks beautiful & useful.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#6 posted 06-25-2013 02:13 PM

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 06-26-2013 01:44 AM

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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#8 posted 06-26-2013 02:18 AM

well done Grumpman !

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

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#9 posted 06-26-2013 08:42 AM

Thanks Danny Boy!

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

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#10 posted 06-27-2013 06:51 PM

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

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#11 posted 06-27-2013 11:52 PM

Thanks Fishinbo.

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

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