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Project by kcrandy posted 11-29-2010 01:04 AM 1353 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Always wanted a simple stand for my 1928 India paper edition of Webster International Dictionary so made this out of scrap wood. Painted it because that laminated pine from HD that I like doesn’t take stain evenly. The India paper edition, by the way, means the paper is acid free. The pages at the top of the book are slightly gilded, which was an old technique to keep dust from entering the book.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends





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#1 posted 11-29-2010 05:51 AM

Thats really interesting about the guilding on the top of the pages. I never knew that. No wonder you needed to make a stand for such a treasured book.

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#2 posted 11-30-2010 06:37 AM

You will also see that gilding in many older Bibles.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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