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Thanks to dakremer for the pattern and video. I need to thank my woodworking friend LWisian for letting me learn on his nice yellow scroll saw. The wood is Mesquite re-sawed from the pile set aside for BBQ. Fun project but hard to sand inside cuts. Any good tips for that sure would help. I found nail files for the straight worked where they would fit. The curves and smaller areas inside left me puzzled.

-- Bill Native Texan





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JoshIndy

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#1 posted 1142 days ago

These are nice looking! do they work well? i never used this kind of bookmark.
Any finish or natural wood color?

I don’t know if these would fit, but woodcraft and rockler both sell riffler files/rasps that may work for the small spots.
here’s a link to woodcraft’s page (obviously expensive) you may check sears of harbor freight?
http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2000281/10421/Riffler-Files-and-Rasps-Complete-Set-of-16--Best-Value.aspx

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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KayBee

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#2 posted 1142 days ago

Rockler and woodcraft have sanding files that attach in place of the blade.

www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=11341
www.woodcraft.com/Product/2083066/33976/Scroll-saw-files-2-pack-fine-grit-5-long.aspx

Don’t know how much of a problem tear out will be from these though.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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QuickWay

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#3 posted 1142 days ago

The finish is mineral oil rubbed on and excess wiped off. I thought it really made the nice grain show. They work quite well so far as I have tested them. They only need to slip over a few pages. Thanks for the tips I will follow up for sure as I really want to improve with each new project.

-- Bill Native Texan

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dakremer

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#4 posted 1141 days ago

Hey QuickWay. These are looking good! They are a fun little project! I’m glad I got to see someone else make them! I hope the pattern worked out well for you! How thick did you end up making them? My first ones were about the thickness of a U.S. Quarter (25 cents)....the last ones I made were even thinner. They seem to work better the thinner they are. Of course, the thinner you make them the easier they are to break! Thanks for posting these! They look great

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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QuickWay

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#5 posted 1141 days ago

Thanks dakremer for the kind words. These things are fun to make and I have request to make many more. These are all about the thickness of a quarter. Thinner you said ummmm have to think about that. These tested my skill. haha I have some tips for smoothing down the inside cuts. Some good ideas but some to pricey. Next time I am in Harbor Freight I hope to find a good solution. Great little project thanks again for sharing.

-- Bill Native Texan

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dakremer

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#6 posted 1141 days ago

All I did to sand the inside cuts is to put some padding on my vise (so as not to leave marks on the wood) and then clamp them in. Then I just cut some small strips of sandpaper and using both hands slid back and forth/up and down on them. Cleaned out pretty nice. Hope that helps.

PS – I also now have tons of requests for them!! I’m getting sick of making them already!! :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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