Craftsman style bookends

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Project by charlie posted 12-19-2021 10:31 AM 581 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Part of my 2021 Wood Challenge project submission (we’re each given a piece of 8” x 2.5” x 1m timber to “do something with” and this is what I did!)

I chose Paul Sellers’ craftsman style bookends as they’re quite simple but the embellishments are lovely. A single dovetailed joint on each with a shallow dado for the middle bit. The buttons were fun to make and are stained with “chestnut” colour stain (I found this mildly amusing)

Sweet chestnut with embedded steel footing and suede anti-slip sole. All hand tools. Based on Paul’s project

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#1 posted 12-19-2021 01:02 PM

Nicely done.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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James E McIntyre

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#2 posted 12-19-2021 04:54 PM

Your interpretation of Paul’s book ends is great.

Cutting the dovetails and screw plug covers buy hand takes a lot of skill.

Did you use dowels or screws to secure the corbels?

-- James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 12-19-2021 07:01 PM

Thank you both.

> Did you use dowels or screws to secure the corbels?

I used screws

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#4 posted 12-20-2021 04:05 AM

Nice work. I like the design very much.

-- Galootish log blog,

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