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Woodsmith Bookrack and a Turtle.

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Project by woodcox posted 04-15-2019 07:07 PM 405 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Woodsmith bookrack to hold some of my wood working books. It is slightly oversized from the plans to reduce waste in what I had. Dyed maple scrubbed with a dirty shop rag, then a wiping varnish and wax on top. The windows are done by ripping a strip out of the center then ran through a dado stack before reassembling the parts back together. Faux plugs cover the screws in the ends. The Turtle was a lamp I gave my grandmother when I was a kid. When she passed, it was given back to me. I think the original glass shell tragically broke during a move. I decided to use some cedar and maple to make him whole again. I made the shell on the scroll saw by stacking the beveled cuts much like a bowl is done. His saw marks and imperfections make give some nice detail from afar:) Thank you for looking, a couple build pics…

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.





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Stevedore

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#1 posted 04-15-2019 10:18 PM

Very nice. I like your method for making the square openings in the book rack ends.

-- Steve, in Morris County, NJ

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#2 posted 04-16-2019 03:13 AM

Beautiful wood, nicely done

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#3 posted 04-16-2019 01:47 PM

Both projects are quite nice. I like the design of the book rack.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 04-16-2019 03:29 PM

Cool and unique shape. I like those squared details.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 04-16-2019 04:46 PM

Very nice work on it all.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 04-16-2019 11:10 PM

Like that bookcase a lot, such wild grain on that Curly Maple, and a nice looking finish, Your books will be proud of their new home. The Turtle, what can I say, he’s family.

Thanks for posting.

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