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Project by Takara posted 10-14-2012 04:49 AM 1465 views 16 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to make a portfolio to display some of my previous work. We got this piece of rosewood from a garage sale just ‘thrown in’ with a larger purchase and I thought it would make the perfect album cover. I LOVE how it came out.

The album is made to fit standard 8×8 scrapbooking pages with the scrapbooking posts I purchased from my local Hobby Lobby. I finished the album with lemon oil and two coats of spray lacquer. The binding is from a leather jacket that I purchased from a thrift store for $5 and ripped up for leather strips.

I took the extra wood and made myself a matching earring and necklace set since I just can’t throw amazing wood like this away no matter how small.

-- Danielle - www.takarawoodentreasures.com





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pwgphoto

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 04:55 AM

Very cool. As a professional photographer I have been looking at different types of portfolio covers for years. I have had a bunch of different ones, but never a high end one. I now may think of trying to build one myself.

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BenR

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 06:09 PM

That is gorgeous. Great idea. I saved the leather from a work chair that was broken. I just cut if right off of there with coworkers looking at me like I was crazy. Like your idea of using it as binding.

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Valentin

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#3 posted 10-14-2012 07:11 PM

Oh the beauty of wood! Great job!

-- Valentin

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scottishbob

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#4 posted 10-14-2012 08:59 PM

very nice , how did you do the name? its very neat, would like to do that on some of my furniture.

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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Takara

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#5 posted 10-14-2012 09:12 PM

Thanks everyone. The name I just cut out with my scroll saw.

-- Danielle - www.takarawoodentreasures.com

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javaboy

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#6 posted 10-14-2012 10:27 PM

That has got to be the nicest portfolio I have ever seen! Great work!

-- Sow justice, reap peace

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dee2

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#7 posted 10-15-2012 12:00 AM

Absolutely beautiful, grain is perfect for this project. I’ve never thought of doing this, what a great idea.
This will keep us all drooling over the grain!

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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vipond33

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#8 posted 10-16-2012 03:07 AM

Love the portfolio, such a nice save and great work but I really, really like the lettering. Crisp, subtle and artful.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Takara

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#9 posted 10-16-2012 03:57 AM

Thanks guys! Gene – I used Bradley Hand ITC font for the lettering. I like that there are no sharp corners and few perfectly straight lines since I still consider myself novice on the scroll saw.

-- Danielle - www.takarawoodentreasures.com

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#10 posted 10-16-2012 04:01 AM

Very nice I like it a lot.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 01-19-2013 12:59 AM

On top of the beautiful wood , I thought the lettering was laser engraved !
I can’t believe you did it with the scroll saw ! Great job indeed : )
The jewelry is also very nice.
Favorited : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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clieb91

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#12 posted 04-27-2013 12:20 PM

What an great save of scrap pieces. I like the leather save.
Very nice scroll saw work on the lettering.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Dark_Lightning

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#13 posted 04-28-2013 01:53 AM

Very nice. I’ve been here on the site awhile, but so many people are joining, and I don’t get much time to visit like I used to, that this is the first time I’ve seen your work. I’ll have to use that leather jacket “trick”, sometime. I made a necklace out of small padauk pieces like you have done with that rosewood (different shapes, though).

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