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Project by bluemax posted 07-01-2012 03:29 AM 2710 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my latest bookmark. These are much like cutting boards, you make one and suddenly you have an idea of how you can use your odds and bobs that are lying around the shop, to make another, then another, then…
They’re easy to make, don’t use a lot of lumber and people fall all over themselves to get one when you have another batch done.
This one is made of Pau Amarillo, Padauk, Maple, Shedua, Bloodwood, Walnut, Cherry and something dark that has been in the offcut bin for a loooong time.

-- Bluemax - Risk is necessary!

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#1 posted 07-01-2012 03:40 AM

Very nice design : )

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#2 posted 07-01-2012 04:18 AM

Looks like a great project to do a blog “how to” about.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#3 posted 07-01-2012 08:03 AM

I like the design. I’m agree with Paul….I like to see a “how to”. What’s the thickness?

-- Bas, Holland

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#4 posted 07-01-2012 08:33 AM

I also agree with every here, and I would like to know the size and thickness of the wood, It would seem to be very thin to do glue ups with. It sure looks nice

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 07-01-2012 02:55 PM

I cut the log that I make up a little under 1/8 in thickness. The bookmark is less than that after scrapping the saw marks off and a little sanding.

-- Bluemax - Risk is necessary!

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#6 posted 07-01-2012 04:10 PM

Great attention to detail and a good design

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 07-01-2012 07:32 PM

I like the design a lot. I guess once you have a blank glued up, you can cut out a lot of identical bookmarks at once, too.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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