Scroll sawn bookends

A curious experiment
Recently, Jack Houweling invited a number of YouTube woodworkers to participate in an interesting exercise. He asked us all to design and build a pair of bookends and post our videos on the same day. How fascinating to see how each of us approach the same project! The best part is that this is a great community-building opportunity. I hope we can expose viewers to woodworkers and shows they may be unaware of.
Jack Houweling
Steve Carmichael
Jay Bates
Alain Vaillancourt
John Heisz
Izzy Swan

Dominic Bender
Frank Howarth
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  1. WOW!! There are some great designs and great results. I guess there is more than one way to skin a cat, which reminds me that I need a new pair of slippers.

  2. Superb idea! really entertaining to watch each woodworker’s approach and execution and I bet it was a wee bit of fun for you guys to do, more of this please!
    I thought Alain Vaillancourt’s method of doing wood effect….erm wood was cool, couldn’t believe John Heisz cut that beautiful clamp up but it did make a nice piece and the lazyman 2000?? total class!

  3. nice bookends Steve. but your table saw….rust??? i have the same saw and the same problem. after you clean that up just lay an old t-shirt or something over your saw when not in use it will stop more rust from starting. its work for me for almost a year


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