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Project by zombeerose posted 12-20-2010 12:33 AM 1847 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Trying to use up a few scraps, I made a couple bookmarks. One is black walnut with wenge and the other is cherry and bloodwood. The purpose of the slots in the cherry one was so it could slip over a page like a paperclip. However, in hindsight, I would make the grooves wider next time to avoid pinching the paper.

Finished with a coat of shellac and a couple coats of deft lacquer.

Completed 9-2010.


I made a second batch of bookmarks from black walnut, wenge, macassar ebony, cherry, and maple. Finished with lacquer.

Completed 12-2010.

-- Maximize - Your Time, Your Experiencies, Your Life, Yourself!

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#1 posted 12-20-2010 12:50 AM

These look really nice! How thin does a strip of wood need to be to work as a bookmark? Can you get by with 1/16” or does it need to be thinner?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 12:59 AM

I made mine with 1/16” stock and they work just fine. Other dimensions include 5 1/2” long, 1” wide, and the top is 1/4” thick.

-- Maximize - Your Time, Your Experiencies, Your Life, Yourself!

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#3 posted 12-20-2010 02:19 AM

Nice looking book marks. One day i want to make my wife a few of them

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 12-20-2010 02:34 AM

Very nice. A project worth thinking about.

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

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#5 posted 12-20-2010 03:59 AM

Great lookin bookmarks. I added to my favorites so I can make some one of these days.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#6 posted 12-20-2010 04:15 AM

More unique work Zombee. Love ‘em, especially the three prong one.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#7 posted 12-20-2010 05:47 AM

Very nice, a great use of scraps and one I plan to try. Thanks for posting.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 12-20-2010 10:06 AM

Nice looking book marks.


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#9 posted 12-20-2010 06:52 PM

Well done ! Great use for extra material…

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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