Book Marks and Picture Frame

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Project by Rustic posted 07-13-2009 03:08 AM 1556 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well. these are a few of the things that I have been working on. The book marks are made from veneer that Tearen gave me. The picture frame is made from some 1×4 I had laying around. The frame was my 1st official attempt. Since these pics were taken I have made some minor adjustments. I have trimmed the pieces on the inside edge to make a bigger opening. I forgot to put the rabbit in, but I can still take it apart and do that if I so choose.

I do have a question though, When making frames to fit pics how do you determine the size of the opening for the pic?

Just thought that I would keep y’all posted

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 07-13-2009 03:30 AM

WHen Making frames I usually just make them fit the picture. Some people (pros) like to have a matt around the picture to make it stand out more. Usually 2 to 3 inches wide.

Good looking projects.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 07-13-2009 03:54 AM

well done

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 07-13-2009 03:58 AM

Cool Projects, Rick!

Hope you sell a bunch!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 07-14-2009 07:21 PM

How thin are you making the bookmarks, and how are you getting them that thin? Drum Sander?

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#5 posted 07-14-2009 09:56 PM

I have sheets of veneer that I glued together. These are 3 sheets.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 12-17-2009 06:42 AM

Jon3, If you take a board that is as thick as the width that you want the bookmark to be, and then take off about a 1/8 to 1/16 of an inch off the board with a table saw, you can get a nice smooth cut and as many bookmarks as needed.

-- Always have an edge, you won't always need it but you'll feel safer with it.

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