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Project by RAH posted 11-16-2007 04:18 AM 2331 views 14 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I hate throwing away any scrapes, I was given a book marker made of wood once, so I stole the idea.

These are walnut, cherry and mahogany, one has purple heart running through it, these are 6” x 1 1/4” x 1/8”. Feels good when reading a book and feeling the smoothness of the wood. They make great stocking gifts or for clients during a meeting they will remember the gift.

-- Ron Central, CA





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Daren Nelson

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#1 posted 11-16-2007 04:45 AM

I would like to know more about these. “back in the day” bookmarkers used to be a treasured thing…and so did books (hello internet, TV, blah-blah) Seems to me to be a nice little stocking stuffer. I will make my wife one in the morning, she reads alot, thanks for posting such a cool little project.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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Calgirl

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#2 posted 11-16-2007 04:46 AM

Very nice Daren. I’ll have to “steal” your idea and make some for gifts and for myself! They are beautiful.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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Greg Mitchell

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#3 posted 11-16-2007 04:47 AM

Great idea RAH. Nice job!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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Sgt_Lobo

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#4 posted 11-16-2007 05:17 AM

I come from a book reading family…GREAT IDEA!! I think I know what everyone is getting for Christmas gifts now. Thanks for posting!

-- Sgt_Lobo -- Aurora, CO

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 11-16-2007 06:07 AM

Those are great!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 11-16-2007 11:41 AM

Great idea and project. Thanks for sharing the idea.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 11-16-2007 12:08 PM

very cool.. wow

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#8 posted 11-16-2007 04:18 PM

A great idea. I am always putting a piece of paper to mark where I stopped reading. This would be so much better. Thanks for the idea RAH.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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RobS

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#9 posted 11-16-2007 05:47 PM

I’m always saving the super thin table saw off casts and creating quick little book marks, especially if it’s a wood with some character. Never thought of actually purposely making one. Great job.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Bill

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#10 posted 11-16-2007 06:00 PM

It gives me some ideas what do to with all those scraps I have from my other projects. Those Business Card holders could also use up some scraps as well. I hope we see more of these type of ideas.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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YorkshireStewart

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#11 posted 11-17-2007 09:01 PM

Excellent idea. I haven’t made those but I’ve sometimes used a bandsawn offcut around 6”x 4” x .125”, sanded smooth, as a postcard. I write the message and address directly on the wooden card, stick on a stamp and mail it. This approach won me a $50 book in a woodworking magazine draw! I also sent one as a birthday party acceptance some years ago, and the recipient still has it on display!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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Dominic Vanacora

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#12 posted 11-18-2007 11:53 PM

Nice idea, I have to leave to make some. Times running out.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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brat

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#13 posted 12-29-2008 07:19 PM

I received one of Ron’s fine bookmarks as a Christmas present. I find that I rub the bookmark in my hand while reading, the smoothness of the wood is a comforting feeling. Thanks Ron. Kitty

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