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Project by StLouisWoodworker posted 11-16-2012 08:31 PM 2691 views 7 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wooden bookmarks make nice gifts for anyone who reads books. Pictured are two types I recently made using some veneers and scrap woods. I made them using methods used for making inlay banding but in the larger size indicated in the image. References I used: R. F. Loeffler, Step-By-Step Inlay Banding Production, LVI Publications, 2001; S. Latta, Making Ornamental Bandings, DVD from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks.
Latta also teaches a weekend course based on his DVD that I took at the Marc Adams Woodworking School. The light colored wood in both bookmarks is holly, with sandshading applied for the mark on the left. The other woods are mahogany, walnut, sycamore, and a black dyed veener.

-- Don Snyder (38.6N, 90.3W)

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#1 posted 11-16-2012 10:47 PM

Really like the one on the left with the ‘shading’. A long time ago I used to make some bookmarks using veneers and those inlay bandings. I did it all on the kitchen table with an Xacto blade. Nice work on these!

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

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 02:48 AM

Geat Job! More ideas for me to store away. The sand shading realy makes that one work.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 03:08 AM

Very cool bookmarks

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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