Wooden bible opened

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Project by oldsawtooth posted 04-24-2017 02:50 PM 929 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this from pine the base is 3/8 plywood, the 2 ends and middle rail are cut from 3/4 pine glued down to the plywood base, then i milled the top strips from 3/4 pine down to 1/8 strips cut them to length, then glued to the ribs, then hand sanded, then I printed off the ten commandments, used carbon paper and traced over and then went over with my pencil, then I sprayed one coat of clear coat , ran out of spray oh well, so here is what I have made! Not to bad could have done better but for it being my first one I know what to look for! What’s you guy’s and girls think?

-- James,Alabama,

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#1 posted 04-24-2017 04:15 PM

Wonderful looking. Beautiful!

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#2 posted 04-24-2017 04:59 PM

Nicely done

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-24-2017 08:08 PM

Very nice!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 04-24-2017 08:22 PM

Couldn’t have used a better subject matter!!

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 04-25-2017 02:03 AM

Really extremely beautiful!

But, it sounds like you were asking for thoughts on what you could have done.

Basically, I can find only two possible changes that might have made a difference, and both of those are completely subjective.
(i.e. if I wanted to “cite” those changes, I would have no other reason than “these things would look a bit better to me.”)

  • The color/species of wood.
    As woodworkers, we tend to go for a light species when we are going to put some kind of a printed decoration on a piece. However, a darker variety (and/or stain) might very well “pop” the grain a bit.
    Of course, it is always a balancing act if you are going to print on the wood face…
    (i.e. sometimes a darker background can make a printed piece look “busy.”
  • I can speak for noone else, but the “Commandments” seem offset when the page “header” is centered and the column of “line items” below them are not.

Please do not let these ideas make you think that I am in any way displeased with your work.
As I said above, it’s beautiful!!!

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#6 posted 04-25-2017 03:57 AM

Only positive thoughts on this project. It could be a nice present for some religious feast or custom.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 04-25-2017 03:39 PM

Very clever idea! I like it!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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