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I made this a couple weeks ago after reading a few comments about keeping notes on woodworking projects etc.
I thought that I should definitely be recording my learning curve, especially the “don’t do THAT again” mishaps.
The other goal of this project was to see what it would look like to mix my hobbies of photography, woodworking, and wood-burning. The photo was the only 4×6 print that I had available (and the printer didn’t quite get the colouring right so it was a good one to use for a practice project.)
When I cut out the photo frame I had wanted to create a curved line rather than a square but next time I’ll probably stick with a square or rectangle so that it matches the line of the book itself.
The woodburning – I had started with just the lines around the photo, creating a border that copied the lines of the pine needles but it didn’t seem connected so I created the “tree” for the needles to hang from.
Next came finding the screw posts (that was an annoying search) but i did finally find some (silver- coloured) after I had purchased the little hinges (gold-coloured). If the silver posts are the only ones I can find, I’ll have to adapt everything to match them.
Inside the cover is a piece of doeskin that I used to cover the picture and I used the woodburner to engrave “The Learning Curve by Debbie R-P” onto the leather. I should have taken a picture of it as well, but I didn’t.
Anyway, I now have my Learning Curve Journal sitting on my workbench, ready for notes of do’s and don’ts and tips from the LumberJocks.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)