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Aerostyle Bookshelf by MikeDoscher Aerostyle Bookshelf by MikeDoscher
Having access to a garage and woodworking tools has let me indulge all sorts of urges. I'm fitting out my office in furniture that's kind of like the sort of concept design I gravitate towards. This is a sort of initial test piece.

Construction is straightforward enough- it's just pine and birch plywood secured with brads and Gorilla Glue. The primer is the water based Kilz and the base coat is a matte latex by Valspar. The wash and metallic highlights are craft acrylic. I still need to add a few coats of clear sealer and buff it down.

This is pretty much the start of my secret lair.
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Matsucorp Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry Mike, I gotta steal that concept from you.. I apologize in advance! 

:D

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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
By all means! :) I'm going to try and do a further iteration on it using aluminum over a wood frame, but I have some design problems to solve first.
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Matsucorp Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter

I want to mix up a batch of that greenish yellow primer you see on ww2 airframes

 :)

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AdmiralSakai Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
If you made more of these, I'd buy them...
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beltminer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
okay man now you're just showing off, you must have the best time management skills on the planet. i salute your awesomesessitude sir.
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JARM13 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mouhahaha ! Wonderful book shelf . A little too industrial for my place , but I would enjoy visiting a home with this style . Looks like you need to replace the carpet with diamond plate . ;-)
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ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That is awesome! And a good investment, when you think about it. It's easy to take for granted how much of an impact the spaces we inhabit can have on us.
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MarkMoore Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Impressive and fun. Let us know when you build your giant electrodes and install the massive viewscreen for your diabolical plans...
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Possy73 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! Not only creative with paintings i see ;)
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Techy-Ben Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Wow great. I am somewhat concerned about those "tools" you have there. Evil geniuses use more elaborate ways to dispatch their foe.

Cool Bookshelf!
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Lord-Shot Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
really nice work, the design is really good, the ending is nice, looks like metal, I hope see more works like this, is really nice men
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Nice work so far man :)
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Kainim Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
i see a weapon next to it, what is that ^^
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Dummy MG42 and the shroud to an MG34. For display.
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Kainim Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
nice! i thought it was an MG, but thats purely because of the barrel :D
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Loone-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
It looks like a piece from an aircraft carrier... looks awesome..
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KayKove Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Student General Artist
I keep a machine gun next to my bookshelves too ;-). I love the things you can do with wood, spray paint, and creativity. I think i may have to try this now. Good show!
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man. It really isn't than hard to do- just prime your wood first, otherwise it takes more paint than it should and looks too chalky. Also, it covers the wood grain better.
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darquewanderer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Nice. Like to see more of this and others.
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LockeLockeRevolution Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
I saw your progress and this still amazes me. Good work, you are so creative with everything! :aww:
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Likewise, the breadth and skill of your own work is something I find inspiring.
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CheskaMouse Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Any chance you can do up blue prints? I know a dozen guys who would dig this a lot.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'll probably make available plans for an improved version of this once I think out a couple changes to improve the structure of the upper shelf.
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Cool beans! :)
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CheskaMouse Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Coolness.
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RoadrunnerKN Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well I would sure be interested if plans were posted. :) Might even chip in some green to make it happen. ;)
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dmaland Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks very cool!
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Nolo84 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why do you own a lot of MG34 parts?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm working on a dummy build for display purposes.
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Nolo84 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that's pretty awesome.
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PLing Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Do want, loving the style as always. I always find myself longing for a garage or a shed with tools to craft and tinker. So far, no such luck. :(
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'd been in that situation myself for a long time- something you might take a look at is carving out a little space to work on even small stuff in a bathroom, balcony, kitchen etc. I've found my most useful tools to be hand tools, and not not very expensive ones. You might be surprised what you can do with a jigsaw, drill, and good sharp pullsaw.
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tuner7000 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
its look very futuristic almost like metal :aww:
but why didn't you just made is out of metal like aluminum or something ?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
It boiled down to cost of materials and the suitability of the tools I had on hand. There's also a joy to be had in fooling the eye.
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tuner7000 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
now you got a big point on all things there :D

but really if you ever want to make something in metal I know the end result of it will be great cuz seeing the detail on this piece of craftsmanship I just see you have talent :D

and I know something of detail I'm a student airplane mechanic so we are all into detail :aww:
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks man.

Ultimately, I want to work with some of these forms in aluminum and tube steel. Aircraft structures are really a big source of inspiration for me, and I think I'll be moving closer and closer to that aesthetic as time goes by- I just can't afford an English wheel yet. XD
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tuner7000 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
I would say go for it

but if you want to start of with buying the english wheel I would not recommend that I would rater start with an air compressor and now you possibly think why ;)

well if you buy a good compressor you can buy all tools for all sort of materials and tasks like : bending a steel tube , drilling a good hole , screwing a screw (that sounded weird) and so on and so on :D

but like I sad its just a recommendation nothing else :aww:
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I'm finding myself wanting a good compressor already anyhow. I'm pretty sure I'll be picking up at least a small pancake style one come spring, but I'm looking at bigger ones too. Mostly I'm coming at fabrication from the angle of building better props and interesting furniture now, but I don't know when that will take me from here. I definitely follow you on air tools being better for lots of things than electric ones, and I really appreciate your suggestions.
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tuner7000 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
if I may give 1 more hint on the compressor don't look at the size of the tank but more at the amount of air it can compress per minute cuz you can have a big tank but if the compressor can't keep up or bring enough pressure than all the costs are for nothing and that would be a big waste of money :D

and 1 more thing if you ever want a good technical drawing plan from something that you are going to make just sent a simple sketch to me whit the measurements and within the 48 hours I send you a perfect detailed plan that is if you are interested of course :aww:

and if you ever need some help with something just note me or something and I will reply you whit a detailed answer :)
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate that.
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vonzott Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Really splendid! But, whatcha gonna *put* on it? It's no good having something this cool and well done if you put something mundane and out-of-character with the piece. We need to see this with *stuff* on it!
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Probably what's going to go on this is books and electronics- This piece is really just a test shot for a desk and set of bookshelves I;m going to make for my office. I'm aiming for a total conversion of the environment, but I'll be doing it in stages.
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vonzott Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
OK, that's massively cool. But I still want to see what goes into the environment after it's converted. Somehow having a bookshelf that splendid seems like a waste if you're only gonna fill it up with a collection of Better Homes & Gardens. You know?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Gotcha- fortunately I don't have anything quite like that. My library tends to run a little uh... 'crunchier'. I'm thinking at this point that it may wind up as an entertainment stand with the electronics suitably dressed up. Alternately, the top shelf may be fitted for a bin or drawer in the same theme. I'm debating plumbing these for discreet LED lighting as well to add an eerie glow- possibly green.
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vonzott Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
cooler and cooler yet! As long as VERY cool furniture like that doesn't end up holding something mundane, you're good to go then, eh?
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GrauerWolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
That thing is just awesome! Damn, i want one!!
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King-Ring Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Epic, the matte/shiny finish is awesome
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
looks great man. cool work
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very Nice! :)
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Evarcha Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
wow...I love it!!

I think you have inspired me
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