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Whitewashed Ash Portfolio Cover (Amy Moore Photography)

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Project by Byron posted 06-02-2012 05:57 PM 2102 views 15 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid Ash Portfolio Cover, Whitewash with Gel Topcoat finish, White leather.

Commissioned by Amy Moore Photography

The covers are resawn Ash which are book matched across the spine, with white leather binding. Amy’s logo was carved by hand on the cover which was filled by the whitewash.

-- Byron Conn, Woodworking/Furniture Design at Rochester Institute of Technology, http://byronconn.com





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thecarpentershands

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#1 posted 06-02-2012 06:13 PM

Lovin the whitewashed ash!

-- Brian M. Sharpe - http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCarpentersHands

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patcollins

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#2 posted 06-03-2012 02:55 AM

Wow that is beautiful, hopefully it doesnt outshine her photography. How is the leather bonded to the wood and what brand whitewash did you use?

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Byron

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#3 posted 06-03-2012 03:10 AM

Thank you. Out of a lack of knowledge about leather I used west systems epoxy. I can remember perfectly because I did not want to use whitewash but I am pretty sure it is water based General’s whitewash followed by their gel top coat urethane

-- Byron Conn, Woodworking/Furniture Design at Rochester Institute of Technology, http://byronconn.com

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BWDesignWorks

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#4 posted 06-03-2012 07:19 AM

Looks great! What size did you resaw it down to? Just curious how this would hold up over time against warping. I would like to try something like it but have been afraid of doing it without some sort of backing.

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 06-03-2012 12:24 PM

Good looking project, Byron. Very professional aesthetic to this one.

I’ve used PVA with good results on wood/sheep’s leather before (writing slope project). Pre size with diluted adhesive to avoid glue line failure.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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