Book Ends

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Project by kosta posted 08-02-2010 11:19 PM 2754 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yo whats up everybody I finished 4 bookends about 4 weeks ago so this is the project post. These are the book ends I built in Episode 71 and Episode 72 There are 2 book ends with the letter E and 2 with the letter A. The letters are the first letter in the persons names that these are going to. There are heart shaped glasses that are filled with sand. By the way these book ends are going to 2 women. I would not put a heart shaped glass on something that was for a man. lol I used 3/4 pine for the side and bottom pieces. I laminated 2 pieces of 3/4 pine for the letters they came out to be 1- 1/2 in thick. I cut the letters at the scroll saw. Then put my palm sander in my vise and sanded the letters to 220 grit. I painted them with white paint. I think the letters look better when there a different color then the side and bottom piece. I used hot glue to glue the letters and heart glasses in place. For the rabbet I used Titebond 2 II wood glue. The cut a rabbet on the vertical side piece where the side and bottom piece come together. I put 3 coats of stain and 2 coats of polyurethane on the book ends. The book ends weigh about 1-1/2 lbs which is enough to hold books in place.

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#1 posted 08-02-2010 11:21 PM

looking good Kosta!

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#2 posted 08-02-2010 11:29 PM

Very creative and nice looking. I’m sure they will be loved. Nice projects….........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 08-03-2010 01:55 AM

yea you would be surprised how much people appreciate stuff like this

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#4 posted 08-06-2010 07:14 AM

Cool use of glass and it looks good with the stain. Your gift ideas are really inventive.


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#5 posted 08-10-2010 08:04 PM

Yo K…................nice work mixing materials. I have a few design questions, I’ll ask one day.

Woodworking is something that just takes time and with it comes improvement. You continue to show improvement with every project. Can’t ask for more than that.

Mix of materials shows thought….Neil

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#6 posted 08-11-2010 07:07 AM

this is the first project I have used glass and white paint.I realized a long time ago if you dont learn from your mistakes you are going to keep making them. but I actually put some thought into the letters and the glass vases it took a while to figure out how I wanted it to look. They turned out looking pretty good

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