Log Picture Book

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Project by scrollingmom posted 626 days ago 2756 views 9 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When my husband and I were in Springfield for the Scrollsaw contest, a couple of the magazine reps were there promoting their books, mags. etc. Well this sample of the log book was there that the original artist made along with the magazine that the pattern it came out in. I was very intriged by this and got one of the magazines, although the magazine was Woodcarving Illustrated. I adapted the pattern so that I could scrollsaw it instead. I did do some carving, but not something I have ever done before, so not too much carving.

When I was taking pictures of this to share with you I got a piece of black matt board so you could see the pages easily. This was just so exciting to make. On the last picture you can see there is a piece of leather that is used as the binding of the book. The log is Hackberry 5” round by 5” long. Cut both front and back of book off and the block you are left with is the pages.

The pattern is originally made by Roy Ellery. I was hoping that his e-mail was in the article would have liked to talk to him. Loved making this.

Hope you enjoy looking.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#1 posted 626 days ago

too cool

-- Joel

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#2 posted 626 days ago

I don’t know what to say! It is perfectly astonishing .

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 626 days ago

This is just cool. Great project as always.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 626 days ago

Cool ! A really unique piece !

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#5 posted 626 days ago

I’m just gonna say WOW!!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 626 days ago

How cool is that!

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#7 posted 626 days ago

Amazing – good job

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#8 posted 626 days ago

Neat. Opens up a lot of possibilities.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#9 posted 626 days ago

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! That is really sweet, Kelly. A real heirloom, for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 626 days ago

First time I see something like that. Amazing idea, amazing job.

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#11 posted 626 days ago

I love it! It’s a WOW for me too!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#12 posted 626 days ago

Wowser, a very cool piece! I have never seen anything like it before. great job!

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#13 posted 626 days ago

A wonderful project. I love it.

-- Richard, North Carolina,

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#14 posted 626 days ago

Really awesome

-- 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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#15 posted 626 days ago

I’m always amazed by the talent on this site. This is truly amazing. Great idea and well executed.

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