Stickley inspired bookcase
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  Re: Stickley inspired bookcase by 2beast (I built a Stickley i...)
That's a looker! You should be proud, and thanks for showing us.
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#22
  Re: Stickley inspired bookcase by 2beast (I built a Stickley i...)
Very nice, the back ground pieces look just as good. I love working with QSWO, but it does bother my lungs more than most woods I have used.
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#23
  Re: Stickley inspired bookcase by 2beast (I built a Stickley i...)
Looks great!

Care to elaborate on the over the top shop cabinet?

Ed
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#24
  Re: Stickley inspired bookcase by 2beast (I built a Stickley i...)
Beautifully done Greg.  Great choice of style and wood that goes so well in your "sitting" room.  Did your grandson help with the project?  I too love to show the younger ones the benefits of woodworking.

Joel
USN (Corpsman) 1968-1972
USAF Retired Aug 31, 1994
Santa Rosa County, Fl Retired Jun 1, 2012
Now just a hobbiest enjoying woodworking!
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#25
  Re: Stickley inspired bookcase by 2beast (I built a Stickley i...)
Very nice, you seem to have the finishing schedule down pat for that style. The other pieces are very nice as well.
I started with absolutely nothing. Now, thanks to years of hard work, careful planning, and perseverance, I find I still have most of it left.
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#26
  Re: RE: Stickley inspired bookcase by mound (Sweet! What's the...)
(12-30-2019, 04:16 PM)mound Wrote: Sweet!

What's the finishing schedule?

Thanks everyone  Smile

The finishing schedule has several steps but really pops the rays on the QSWO.
Because of the through tenons and shiplapped back, some pieces had to be finished before final assembly so everything still looked right with seasonal wood movement.

Finished as follows.
Fully sand and prep surfaces.
Wet it to raise the grain and sand lightly.
Stain base color with aniline dye to set underlying color.
Seal with Sealacell.
Wipe on gel stain  and wipe off.........the sealer prevents the rays from taking stain.
Shellac and wax for finish coats.
Greg

It's better to burn out than it is to rust

Danchris Nursery
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#27
  Re: RE: Stickley inspired bookcase by cputnam (Well Done! I can ap...)
(12-30-2019, 07:00 PM)cputnam Wrote: Well Done!  I can appreciate nice work even though Stickley does not do it for me.

Thank you so much for recognizing the work and  taking the time to comment even though this is not your preferred style  Cool
Greg

It's better to burn out than it is to rust

Danchris Nursery
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#28
  Re: Stickley inspired bookcase by 2beast (I built a Stickley i...)
Beautiful piece. Love the simplicity, craftsmanship, finish - all of it. And the precision of the thru tenons is great. Nice job. How thick did you make the ship lapped back pieces?

But there is one thing wrong in your pics - the White Sox??  Where's the Cubs poster?   Big Grin
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#29
  Re: RE: Stickley inspired bookcase by EdL (Looks great! Care...)
(12-30-2019, 11:33 PM)EdL Wrote: Looks great!

Care to elaborate on the over the top shop cabinet?

Ed

Thank you  Smile
I found that old cabinet at an auction probably 25-30 years ago.
Sitting off to the side with the base cabinet in pieces.

No one wanted it and I probably paid 5 or 10 bucks for it.
I always thought I would someday make a new base for it but I never got around to it.
Now it has become part of the flavor of my workshop.
Greg

It's better to burn out than it is to rust

Danchris Nursery
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#30
  Re: RE: Stickley inspired bookcase by Joel H. (Beautifully done Gre...)
(12-31-2019, 07:38 AM)Joel H. Wrote:  Did your grandson help with the project?  I too love to show the younger ones the benefits of woodworking.

Joel

Thank you so much.
Yes, he did help often during the project  Yes

   

   
Greg

It's better to burn out than it is to rust

Danchris Nursery
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