Wooden Bookmarks

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Project by dkrice posted 12-30-2011 08:09 AM 1920 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After being inspired by a couple of other projects here on LJ, I decided to try my hand a some laminated wood bookmarks. I had some scrap maple, purpleheart, and padauk and laminated them together and cut into strips. I sanded down these fancy tongue depressors, drilled a small hole in one end of each one for tassels and finished them with three coats of natural danish oil. Then I hung them to dry on my quickly made bookmark drying rack.

I think I made about 10-12 of these and gave most of them away. I enjoyed this so much that I hope to try it again very soon with different wood combinations.

-- Keith in Texas

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#1 posted 12-30-2011 03:13 PM

Nicely done.
Looks very rich.
What’s the thickness?

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#2 posted 12-30-2011 04:21 PM

Looks good keith

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#3 posted 12-30-2011 05:29 PM

Paul, they’re about 1/16” thick.

-- Keith in Texas

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#4 posted 12-30-2011 08:17 PM

Good Job Keith! We always need a project to eat up offal with! Thanks

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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#5 posted 12-30-2011 09:11 PM

Very nice Dennis. Gives me more ideas for some of my scrap.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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