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Thought I would post these as well….......... this was just a fun project that I wanted to see how they would turn out. I’m actually quite happy with them.

Dimensions: 6.25×1.5×1/16

Yeh, you guessed it…........... Watco Danish oil and Black Bison wax.

Thought about drilling a hole and putting a “tassle” on them…. what do you think?

Left to Right:
Birdseye Maple & Bloodwood, Zebrawood & Bloodwood, Curly Maple & Ebony, Canarywood & Bloodwood.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/





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TheOldMan

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#1 posted 12-30-2009 07:10 AM

Beautiful. I vote for no tassel. Don’t want to distract from that gorgeous wood.

Bryan

-- My uncle once told me he who never does anything never makes mistakes... I must do a lot...

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scrappy

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#2 posted 12-30-2009 07:25 AM

Fantastic! Love them just the way they are. Let the wonderfull figure and colors speek for themselves. No Tassles!

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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degoose

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#3 posted 12-30-2009 07:35 AM

Me three no tassle… fantastic as they are…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Monty Queen

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#4 posted 12-30-2009 07:59 AM

The look awesome, really nice. How did you make them?

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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ChesapeakeBob

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#5 posted 12-30-2009 01:55 PM

Great idea!

Did you run these thru the jointer or planer to get down to the 1/16” thikness?

CB

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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HickoryHill

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#6 posted 12-30-2009 02:26 PM

No tassles! Faves are #1 and #3.

-- Jim, Michigan

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SgtSnafu

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#7 posted 12-30-2009 03:07 PM

Very nice book marks – This will go on my list of todo’s for Gifts for next year !!

Thank you for sharing !

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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richgreer

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#8 posted 12-30-2009 03:18 PM

Very nice – another neat gift idea.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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huff

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#9 posted 12-30-2009 03:35 PM

They look great just as they are. Great choice of wood cobinations…....and a great gift idea. Very nice.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Pete Mohr

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#10 posted 12-30-2009 04:24 PM

Lookin’ good! I made a similar batch for presents. Some with tassels and some without. We had family over and I laid them out and let everyone pick (no fighting ;-)). It was close but more folks (non-woodworkers) preferred the ones with tassels.

pete

-- "Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." -Anatole France

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sras

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#11 posted 12-30-2009 04:28 PM

Beautiful pieces! Tassles are OK if they are made from wood!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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stefang

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#12 posted 12-30-2009 05:14 PM

Great looking bookmarks. Could also be marketed to society doctors as tongue depressors, LOL. I’m for the tassles. Not because they will look better, but because that way you can leave the bookmark in the book while reading it without it slipping out. Whenever I lay down a bookmark I can never find it again.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Pdub

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#13 posted 12-30-2009 05:32 PM

I like them without, but can see where the tassles would come in handy as stefang said. Either way they look great. Cool idea that I might have to use at my next craft show. That is, if you don’t mind of course.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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Vicki

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#14 posted 12-30-2009 07:28 PM

They are gorgeous. I vote YAY for the tassles, unless the markers are longer than the length of a book. I have a hard time finding bookmarks in my book without tassles to tug on. You could even go to Michaels’s and get some neat beads for the end of the cord instead of tassels.
Vicki

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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zlatanv

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#15 posted 12-30-2009 08:15 PM

Very cool, you should do some shaped like surf boards, they kinda look like the old long board surf boards in the 60s, on those you can put an ankle strap looking tassel, should be big hits in Cali.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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