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Project by Dave posted 09-29-2010 02:51 AM 2199 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some bookends I made from a pallet I found behind one of my elementary schools. I hand planed 2 of the 3 main boards off of the pallet. It produced some four ’ by six ” 5 quarter. I glued up some blanks and went to work with my band saw. I took my drill press and a small drum sander attachment and made the dents. I finished with linseed oil.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#1 posted 09-29-2010 10:58 AM

I love This idea. I have been thinking of new ideas for band boxes. I can see these being a nice idea for xmas presents. I would be so happy to receive a pair of these.

Great job!

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#2 posted 09-29-2010 03:31 PM

I would like to see a pic of these with some books in it? I can’t quite visualize it- though I love the concept and these are very unique and eye appealing. :) I bet you could take those back to the elementary school and easily sell them to the principal/teachers.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 09-30-2010 02:36 AM

Thank you Bunarooba and Rivergirl. I didn’t get many reply’s on this one and when I make something sometimes it doesn’t appeal to other people.. Oh well try try again. I worked hard on these. But I purposely put lots of time into most all my projects. The zen to me is in the joinery and the handwork. After I hand-planed these boards then I had random nail holes to cut out. That left me with 4 – foot and a half sections. So that produced bandboxes. I do appreciate yalls comments and have looked at your projects and I am impressed.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 04-04-2011 08:42 PM

I like these. I’ve done a few with similar openings instead of trying to make the “closed” entry/exit cut design because I kind of think that extra cut line just looks funny. However, I really like how your drawer sections are even less form fitting to the outside portion (e.g. the extra lip at the bottom of the picture immediately above). That is very artistic, IMO. I also REALLY like the extra notches. I’ll have to try that. It just looks so nice on your pieces.

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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#5 posted 04-04-2011 10:13 PM

Thanks Randy. If you will look at the cigar guitar I built. Its from the same pallet. Thank you for your comments;)The notches were just done with a rasp.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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