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Guest book for my wedding

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Project by Batmansllama posted 686 days ago 944 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With the rediculous cost of every single thing that goes into a wedding, I decided to make a few of the things myself. The first was this quest book. I had to hone in my whittling skills for the “L” and my carving skills for the leaves and flowers. The leaves and flowers kind of look burnt in, but I just sanded the face smooth and let the stain work its magic on the carved lines. I am pretty happy with it, but more important my fiance is REALLY happy! :)

-- Batmansllama





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 686 days ago

Very nice. Carvings are great. Is it pine? It’s good to keep her happy.

What are dimensions? How do you hold the sleeves in?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 686 days ago

Forgot, welcome to LJ’s :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Batmansllama

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#3 posted 685 days ago

The book is 9 1/4 inch square. The book itself is pine, but the “L” is oak I think, got the wood from an old headboard and an old vanity desk thing. The pages are just screwed right in under the hindges. Thanks for the welcome and the nice comments :)

-- Batmansllama

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waho6o9

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#4 posted 685 days ago

Nice work Batmansllama! Best wishes and welcome to LumberJocks.

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Kookaburra

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#5 posted 685 days ago

If your fiance is happy, that is the best you can ask for. This is lovely and will be such a nice wedding memento in the years to come. Congrats and welcome!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Gshepherd

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#6 posted 685 days ago

Well Done…... A keepsake for sure…. Should do one for wedding photos as well…...

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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thewoodworker01

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#7 posted 685 days ago

Wow, I’ve never seen a wooden book before. Great work.

-- Most people say "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I say, "Cut Twice, Measure Once".

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Spoontaneous

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#8 posted 684 days ago

Looks really great. Would love to see photos of the spine/hinges. This will become a family heirloom.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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