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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 670 days ago 3657 reads 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For those of you who still keep regular printed books and still print photos, here is a pair of art deco styled bookends made with some scrap lumber.

If you would like to build your own, here is a full-sized template.


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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#1 posted 670 days ago

Great bookends. I like the contrasting colors. I prefer plexiglass over real glass in frames too, easier to deal with. Great video.

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#2 posted 670 days ago

Good video, Steve. Even the PBS voice. I like the design and the construction methods.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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#3 posted 670 days ago

Gr8 video as always Steve. Neat lil project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 670 days ago

Just a small note I found that if I used a thin blade with high tooth count on the band saw it would easily and cleanly slice right through plexiglass without chipping or cracking it. Just move slowly and it was as neat as could be. Looks like it could be a good gift for the wife for christmas this year.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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oldnovice

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#5 posted 670 days ago

If you use Plexiglas you might want to consider the non-glare plex but use 1/16” or thinner.

The satin, non-glare side is the viewing side so the thicker the plexiglass the “fuzzier” the photo becomes.

Also 1/16” cuts easierand and plex is safer in earthquake country!

I use it almost exclusively on photographs especially large one where the glass starts to become heavy.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 670 days ago

Steve that was wonderful. You had my attention and I was happy all the way to the end. Good show and well done.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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