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Project by Wingstress posted 01-01-2011 03:18 AM 1531 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wedding album was made for my sister’s wedding present. The album is a copy of the wedding invitation. The invitation was white with a black band around it with a metal clasp. The clasp is the monogram symbol they used for the wedding.

The album is a single piece of curly maple that was split down the center with my bandsaw and book matched. The inlay is a piece of walnut representing the black band. The monogram is a small piece of walnut that I cut with my scroll saw and then spray painted metallic silver to look like the clasp. I inserted the invitation on the inside of the cover and secured it with a silver frame. I wish I had taken a picture of the invitation before I cut it up so that I could show the similarities, but I didn’t think of it until after I cut it up.

The internal workings was a direct copy of a photo album I bought at target. I removed the screws and pages and reinserted them into my album. The biggest challenge was the piano hinges. I wanted the album to be light and not feel like a big piece of wood so the final thickness was about 1/4 inch. I had to cut each one of the mounting screws with my dremmel. I was so worried about poking through with the screws, but in the end it worked out.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT





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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 01-01-2011 04:42 AM

Beautiful album. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 05:34 AM

Very nice

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#3 posted 01-01-2011 06:18 AM

Tom,

That is a treasure that will be forever cherished! We really like the way you constructed the spine. Thanks for posting.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 01-01-2011 06:35 AM

That is sure to be cherished! Thanks for sharing.

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Cheyenne

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#5 posted 01-01-2011 08:16 AM

Haven’t seen anything like this on here before. Good idea for a birthday gift for my wife! Good stuff

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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#6 posted 01-01-2011 09:09 AM

Great idea & tastefully done.

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#7 posted 01-01-2011 10:53 AM

Using the wedding invitation as a model is an incredibly cool idea! Beautiful implementation- love the maple! Thanks for the tips. :)

-- 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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#8 posted 01-01-2011 09:53 PM

monogram adds that special touch. Good job. Hope you signed and dated it on the back for your sister.

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#9 posted 01-08-2011 09:29 PM

Beautiful Maple and a wonderful project !!

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