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Project by grovemadman posted 2373 days ago 1134 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a project I just found as I was going through my Junk to throw away. I had this stored in a box so it is kinda warped now from all the weight on it, I totally forgot I had this or made it. It is a neat project for a woodworker to display his portfolio of work for future clients or for the family and friends when they drop by. This is a nice project to get your wife involved in with presenting your pictures. (Women love the scapbooking thing, there is a whole industry for it!)

This is my first attempt at resawing and bookmatching some Birdseye maple. Part of the learning curve and I made plenty of mistakes. I made it with hardware I purchased at Lee Valley & Veritas and it is simple to make.
The size can be anything you like. I made mine roughly 12” x 12” x 1/4” and assembled it with tiny Piano hinge and chicago bolts. The finish is Danish Oil. I never did get around to waxing it!

If you want to showcase your woodworking projects in style maybe this is the next project for you.

-- --Chuck

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#1 posted 2373 days ago

Very cool! I never thought of that. I have a few books that could use a new cover.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2373 days ago

That came out pretty good if you ask me. Whatever mistakes you made are not in evidence.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 2373 days ago

I agree with Charlie. Only you know where the mistakes are because I can’t see any either. This is a nice project. I had thought about trying to organize our pictures this year (they are in boxes, drawers, etc.). This definately gives me some ideas.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 2372 days ago

I’ve made a couple “books”. This is really nice and the purpose is a great idea as well

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 2372 days ago

Nice. I made a similar project but mine uses three ring binders and I veneered 1/4” plywood. It was from a plan at Wood magazine.

It’s nice to be able to display your work.

I use mine for internet plans that I get from time to time.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#6 posted 909 days ago

That’s awesome!

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