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Project by Peter Brown posted 07-25-2014 04:01 PM 1953 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not strictly woodworking, but I used all my woodworking tools to make and shape it.

After almost 30 ounces of epoxy I was getting close to exhausting my supply!

Even with all these clamps there was still a slight wave to the pages


I really wanted to get down to the words. Now this is heavy reading! The resin added quite a bit of weight to the book!


I put on a brand new belt for my sander and it was totally gummed up by the end. And you should have seen the dust cloud! Even with my air filter it took an hour to clear…


Cutting the groove was a simple matter of setting the blade to 20* and making a series of passes.


Add a little enamel for protection and you’re done!


Those 400 pages hold but a single story, and now they can upright a device capable of holding thousands of stories.

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters





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trees2pens

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#1 posted 07-26-2014 12:08 AM

Looks great. The video really shows the amount of steps to get this stand.

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juvat1980

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#2 posted 07-26-2014 02:01 PM

Paper is processed wood, so I think you’ve got a woodworking project. Nicely done, sir!

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Grondor

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#3 posted 07-26-2014 05:21 PM

Just think of it as a 357 ply plywood. It’s all very meta.

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Peter Brown

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#4 posted 07-26-2014 06:23 PM

Thanks guys! I suppose it is similar to plywood… :)

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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#5 posted 07-29-2014 09:17 AM

Sweet! I have 4 early 1900’s pulp-paper books with destroyed spines, water and bug damage (found in abandoned house in the French countryside near Foix) that would be awesome for this! One in the kitchen for recipes, one for the shop, one for the office. THANK you for the idea and the video.

What are the details on your epoxy? Brand, where purchased, etc…?

-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog

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Peter Brown

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#6 posted 07-29-2014 06:00 PM



Sweet! I have 4 early 1900 s pulp-paper books with destroyed spines, water and bug damage (found in abandoned house in the French countryside near Foix) that would be awesome for this! One in the kitchen for recipes, one for the shop, one for the office. THANK you for the idea and the video.

What are the details on your epoxy? Brand, where purchased, etc…?

- mtalley

Thanks! That would be a cool use! I used West System Epoxy with 207 hardener (it dried clear) http://www.discountmarinesupplies.com/West_System_Epoxy_Prepackaged_Kits.html

If you do it, I’d love to see a picture of it!

-Peter

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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mtalley

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#7 posted 07-29-2014 08:39 PM


...If you do it, I d love to see a picture of it!

-Peter

- Peter Brown

Sure, I can do that since I am heisting your idea and all.

-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog

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#8 posted 08-01-2014 05:18 AM

Did you consider leaving the cover?

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