Czech Hedgehog Bookends

October 23, 2011 5 Comments

A few months ago I made a miniature version of a World War II, anti-tank obstacle known as a "czech hedgehog". I explained how it was the first thing I'd made that was strictly decorative and had no practical function. Well, I found a way to make them practical. Bookends. Roxy had some books for law school and had ONE jack bookend, but needed something on the other side. So, I got the idea to make an even smaller version and came up with this little guy. It's about 8" in diameter and does the job, keeping the books together. It's all made of angle iron and 1/8" thick steel, welded together and painted with a rusty-metal color. I grinded the corners down smooth to prevent gouging the desk top. I'm thinking of making a few more of these things and putting them up on Etsy, in pairs (for those other Ron Swanson fans).

5 Responses

zero34
zero34

September 23, 2015

how much? seriously, these things rock!

going to be back in Vegas in November, you have a shop i can visit while there? or do you just work out of your garage?!?

Mark
Mark

September 23, 2015

I’m in, these are cool!

Q
Q

September 23, 2015

Please, please, please make the Czech hedgehog bookends for Etsy. I would buy two pairs! I love Ron Swanson and I need something to keep my books and records from flying off their shelves. This is perfect.

Ariele @ brooklyn to west
Ariele @ brooklyn to west

September 23, 2015

RON SWANSON! Yes.

Abigail Robson
Abigail Robson

September 23, 2015

Please put these on etsy! I would totally buy them!!!!

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