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Project by Christina Rytter posted 10-14-2010 10:26 PM 4581 views 26 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 11 year old daughter and I teamed up and made these bookmarks for her teachers at the end of the last school year. They’re made from some scraps of stabilized wood we had left over in the shop. We cut them at 1/16”, sanded them to 320 grit and then wiped them with a bit of tung oil. They turned out really nice and the teachers loved them!

-- Christina, British Columbia, Canada http://barkandfly.com





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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 10-14-2010 10:30 PM

WOW !!! love the colors !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Christina Rytter

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#2 posted 10-14-2010 10:34 PM

Thanks! If forgot to mention that the woods are a variety of maple burl, quilted maple and lacewood. They’re all impregnated with acrylic resin, but the colored ones really make the figured pop!

-- Christina, British Columbia, Canada http://barkandfly.com

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 10-14-2010 10:36 PM

Interesting idea…. I never thought of that. These make a great woodworking gift that does not require much in materials.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Christina Rytter

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#4 posted 10-14-2010 10:42 PM

Thanks Charlie, It did make a great handmade gift, especially for the teachers. It only took us 2 hours to complete the project and because we were using scraps, it didn’t cost anything.

-- Christina, British Columbia, Canada http://barkandfly.com

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#5 posted 10-14-2010 10:43 PM

these are gorgeous. How did you stabilize them? Is that the resin? is that something you did yourself?! Sorry for the questions, but I’ve got some small scraps that are just too pretty to toss. I was hoping I could somehow use this to save some beauty from a compost pile.

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DaddyZ

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#6 posted 10-14-2010 10:44 PM

I Agree I want to hear More !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#7 posted 10-14-2010 10:46 PM

they turned out nice…..LOL that most be the understatement of the month
they look fantasstic both in the grain and colour variation

thankĀ“s for sharing them
Dennis

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 10-14-2010 10:59 PM

I love these! What a great gift idea!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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tdv

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#9 posted 10-14-2010 11:09 PM

Wow! I really love those pieces of wood Christina did you use a base colour to pop the grain or just a single colour?bet the teachers loved ‘em. Wish I could get my hands on some of that Maple in the UK. It’s like rocking horse manure here :-)
Best regards
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#10 posted 10-14-2010 11:57 PM

Very nice work and great scrap use.

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

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Christina Rytter

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#11 posted 10-15-2010 12:01 AM

Thanks for the awesome feedback. The colors in the wood are added when the wood is stabilized with the acrylic resin. My husband does the stabilizing. The pieces we used are cutoffs from his knife scales. It was such pretty wood, I didn’t want to see it go in the trash.

-- Christina, British Columbia, Canada http://barkandfly.com

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#12 posted 10-15-2010 12:16 AM

it looks great…love it…..

-- dokiselle

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#13 posted 10-15-2010 12:23 AM

WOW beautiful

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#14 posted 10-15-2010 12:58 AM

What a fantastic idea! Great use for valuable scraps.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#15 posted 10-15-2010 01:42 AM

Those are great looking.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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