Shelf Brackets – WIP 3

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2 Responses to “Shelf Brackets – WIP 3”

  1. rob Says:

    Beautiful work! What are the stencils made of?

    Unrelated: did you work with Lloyd Khan way back when? He mentioned someone with your name…

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Rob,

    Thanks! The pattern comes from an article published some years ago in a Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine. The woodcarver, Frederick Wilbur, drew the plans as a set of bookends. You can find the article here. The “stencil” you see is simply a paper printout copied from the plan and glued to the blocks. It gets carved off in the next steps.

    Lloyd Kahn? No, I have not had that pleasure. I’m guessing the “Bob Easton” he knows is my namesake in California, an architect.

    Good luck with perfecting dovetails. :)

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