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I don’t know…. it’s what the client asked for. So I made it for her.

-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm





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TJ65

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#1 posted 1265 days ago

pretty cool tho, if you are into books!
nice carving.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Wes Giesbrecht

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#2 posted 1265 days ago

Well, I’m into books alright. I’ve been a voracious reader all my life and have loaded bookshelves and stacks and stacks of books all around me, all the time. I certainly have no need of fake books.

I made these a long time ago. The lady saw some similar ones made in the Philippines and said she was going to buy them so I told her I’d make her a better stack for the same price.

-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm

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TJ65

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#3 posted 1265 days ago

yea I can understand that. Why would you need to have a stack of fake books when you have a heap of real ones!

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 1265 days ago

ah the creative mind! It doesn’t have to have a rational explanation :)
Nicely done

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

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#5 posted 1265 days ago

VERY NICELY DONE.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Mary Anne

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#6 posted 1265 days ago

I love books and I love woodworking! I would definitely give houseroom to this piece. Since I started using a Kindle for my recreational reading, the stacks of books have virtually disappeared.

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rance

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#7 posted 1265 days ago

Unique, Wes. Nice job too. I’d be interested to hear more of how you made them.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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CiscoKid

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#8 posted 1265 days ago

Very nice! Are they first editions?

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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StumpyNubs

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#9 posted 1264 days ago

These are fantastic! Can you give us a rundown on the process? Did you carve the spines by hand or with a belt sander? How did you do the page edges? What about the finishes? I am really interested!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 1264 days ago

That is amazing!

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

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sras

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#11 posted 1264 days ago

Excellent detail work! A very nice decorative piece.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Wes Giesbrecht

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#12 posted 1264 days ago

Thanks folks,
I made them quite a long time ago and only recently had an opportunity to take a digital photo.
As I recall they’re alder.
I honestly don’t remember that much about how I made them. I know I used a router and made some kind of a jig to cut the recesses that represent the pages but I don’t remember how I got the revers curve on front pages.
I do remember rounding the spines and making the ribs with a double milled large file.
The finish is artists oil paints.

-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm

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RussInMichigan

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#13 posted 1264 days ago

“fake” books, as well as other household items, are often used in theater. If the “book” is solid wood, or, better, has a foam core, it can be moved easily by the props crew members and it will never open up, among other theatre-specific advantages. I worked a show once where the director demanded that a bible be made from concrete so its “weight” would be obvious.

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#14 posted 1264 days ago

:-) funny

thankĀ“s for sharing
Dennis

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fernandoindia

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#15 posted 1264 days ago

I was about to research how to make this wooden books for Xmas presents.

You can always find a practical use for fake books

-- Back home. Fernando

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