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I am starting a new project and thought I'd try to post progress.

Customer wants a head shaped bookshelf, he could not find anyone else that even consider doing it for him.

I kind of hoped my bid would scare him but all he said was will half get you started.

This is the design he liked, it is about 3 1/2 feet wide, 5 1/2 feet tall and 11 1/2 inches deep. It will be made out of red oak.

I used my CNC Aspire software for design and to cut marking templates for the head shape.
 

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A weird client.
 
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sweet!!!!!
 

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Was wondering if you were going to do it.

Can always call Scottart and have him make a visit with his chainsaw.

Look at it as a learning experience.

Good Luck
 
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Forgive me, I can't help myself.....


It's not a book shelf, it is a 'Know-ledge'.



That is going to have to be built with a substantial back to support the weight of those 11 inch deep floating shelves. Wild project, I can't wait to see how you address the challenges.
 

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Forgive me, I can't help myself.....


It's not a book shelf, it is a 'Know-ledge'.



That is going to have to be built with a substantial back to support the weight of those 11 inch deep floating shelves. Wild project, I can't wait to see how you address the challenges.
Doug I was thinking pain in the neck!

It will have a 3/4" back made from red oak plywood with dados for the shelves.
 

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Was wondering if you were going to do it.

Can always call Scottart and have him make a visit with his chainsaw.

Look at it as a learning experience.

Good Luck
Yes I am doing it, the bid did not scare him off. I haven't made one before but I guess I'll make this one. I just wish I had a larger band saw.
 

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Very nice Mike. Other people turned this job down but you made it look easy. :smile:
Don those other people have more sense that I do, I'm getting old and don't know any better than to do something like this!
 
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This would be the perfect gift for a paychiatrist. I'm also interested in how you'll brace the shelves to hold books. I guess the back will have to be pretty thick with deep grooves to hold the edge of the shelves. Maybe even some strategically placed supporting blocks or even steel pegs drilled through the back into the shelves? Or maybe it's just for small, exotic objects? Really interesting project.
 
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