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I made several of these and gave a couple to a coworker who retired recently (she’s an avid reader). The others were distributed amongst family and friends. Construction was hard maple with contrasting purpleheart and walnut; finish was Danish Oil. The leather tassles are shoe laces I picked up at the local drug store.

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13





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Rustic

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 03:38 AM

very nice

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 04:03 AM

not bad at all

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 04:13 AM

Love this idea, they look great hope you don’t mind if I make some myself.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#4 posted 08-06-2010 05:23 AM

very nice! did you use a planer or table saw to get the thickness?

-- Jess

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#5 posted 08-06-2010 06:10 AM

Cool!! How thick?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 08-06-2010 06:35 AM

Cool. My thickness planner goes down to 1/8 inch but things occasionally “Blow up”. After helping with some wood for Liz’s doll house been thinking about building a jig to hand plane thin pieces like this.

Randy

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#7 posted 08-06-2010 07:34 AM

Nice! I’m with Wolffarmer wondering how you thicknessed them. Great lines on the contrasting woods.

-J.

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#8 posted 08-06-2010 07:42 AM

I might have to steal this idea for the teachers at work. I think they would like these.

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fawig

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#9 posted 08-06-2010 11:35 AM

Thanks for the nice compliments! I was worried about using my planer on something this thin so I used a Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig from Rockler (http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=18056&filter=thin%20strip) and it worked great. Each bookmark is a little less than 1/8” thick (I didn’t want to go thinner for fear that it would flex and the glue ups would fail). I rounded the edges using a portion of a 3/4” roundover bit and sanded them to eliminate saw marks.

Daniel Wise: One of the great things about LJ is sharing ideas – go ahead and “steal” them! I stole mine from majeagle1!

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

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#10 posted 08-06-2010 01:43 PM

Nice job on them .

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#11 posted 08-06-2010 03:43 PM

Very cool idea! I think I might steal this idea too.
My sister has worked in the library for about 30 some years.
She has seen alot of different kinds of bookmarks, I bet she has never seen any like these cool things.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#12 posted 08-06-2010 03:54 PM

great work!

-- Dan, SSgt/USMC, Jacksonville, NC, http://thefamelesswoodworker.com

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#13 posted 08-07-2010 12:02 PM

Looking good buddy! That gives me an idea….

-- Cuz

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