Wooden Book

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Project by Steve Griffin posted 2288 days ago 1658 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I created this book for my girlfriend for Christmas. She’s a great poet and I thought how cool it would be to cement her poems in a beautiful wooden book with permanent pages. The frame is black walnut, and the cover is Coco Bolo. The hinge is made out of a leather belt that i’ve had for almost ten years.This is the first “fine woodwork” I’ve done and look forward to creating many more and developing my skills all the way to the grave.

-- Steve, Beaverton, OR

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#1 posted 2288 days ago

Interesting idea. Nice job!

-- 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 2288 days ago

Nice Gift, Nice Idea and Very Nice Craftsmanship

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#3 posted 2288 days ago

Very creative, I think your going to be a great woodworker. Keep up the good work.

-- Billp

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#4 posted 2288 days ago

Thanks guys! Your comments are very encouraging.

-- Steve, Beaverton, OR

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#5 posted 2287 days ago


This is a nice project. I love the look of the coco bolo. It is such a gorgeous wood.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#6 posted 2287 days ago

what a beautiful gift and gorgeous creation!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 2284 days ago

That’s a gift from the heart. Can’t buy that in a store. Nice job!

-- Richard

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#8 posted 1904 days ago

Bet she loves it! I would!

-- crafty ladies love wood too!

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#9 posted 1904 days ago

Interesting project

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1644 days ago

very nice thoughtful gift… well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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