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#1 posted 11-01-2010 09:55 AM
pretty cool tho, if you are into books!nice carving.
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#2 posted 11-01-2010 10:01 AM
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.
#3 posted 11-01-2010 10:46 AM
yea I can understand that. Why would you need to have a stack of fake books when you have a heap of real ones!
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#4 posted 11-01-2010 11:54 AM
ah the creative mind! It doesn’t have to have a rational explanation :)Nicely done
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#5 posted 11-01-2010 01:36 PM
VERY NICELY DONE.
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#6 posted 11-01-2010 01:45 PM
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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#7 posted 11-01-2010 01:55 PM
Unique, Wes. Nice job too. I’d be interested to hear more of how you made them.
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#8 posted 11-01-2010 02:11 PM
Very nice! Are they first editions?
-- Al, Culpeper VA
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#9 posted 11-01-2010 02:53 PM
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!
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#10 posted 11-01-2010 04:47 PM
That is amazing!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#11 posted 11-01-2010 04:56 PM
Excellent detail work! A very nice decorative piece.
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive
#12 posted 11-01-2010 08:51 PM
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.
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#13 posted 11-01-2010 08:54 PM
“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 11-01-2010 09:04 PM
thank´s for sharingDennis
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#15 posted 11-02-2010 03:28 AM
I was about to research how to make this wooden books for Xmas presents.
You can always find a practical use for fake books
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