Bookrack for Charity Resale Shop

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Project by davidroberts posted 11-22-2009 09:37 PM 2502 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my son’s Eagle Scout Project made for a local charity resale shop. He and I cut out and finished the parts, then members of his troup assembled and waxed them both on a rainy Saturday morning. They did a great job.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#1 posted 11-23-2009 04:07 AM


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 11-23-2009 04:47 AM

Are those cherry? I once (for 20 years) ran a little bookstore, and those would have been very welcome. What a fine job your son and the Scouts did.


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#3 posted 11-23-2009 05:05 AM

Great looking bookracks

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#4 posted 11-23-2009 06:28 AM

Thanks Jack. I may make a miniature to keep the memory alive!!!

Barbs, thanks for the compliment. I read it to my son, and as a 16 yo, it actually got an aw shucks grin. Not bad. We used 3/4” oak veneered hardwood plywood finished with Watco oil/varnish golden oak and Briwax golden oak. The black base is rattle can spray painted 1×4 pine. When we were attaching the base, I noticed we had missed painting one of the ends, on both bases. So in a moment of panic and brilliance, I snatched up all the black magic markers in the house (I found 3) and we drew on the black. Hey it worked!

Thanks a1Jim. Now onto shop fixtures.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#5 posted 11-23-2009 04:44 PM

looks great !

good project father/son and troop .

community bonds .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 11-30-2009 09:53 PM

nice job for a good cause.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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