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Project by jakub76 posted 12-21-2012 05:13 AM 1852 views 25 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Big, heavy bookmark made from reclaimed Spotted Gum. Based on a design by Paul Cocksedge.

With books slowly disappearing it’s nice to have a couple out on display. This bookmark could stand on your side table ready to keep your page when you put down your favourite story. I like that it rocks, I find myself giving it a nudge every time I walk past. It’s a bit of a curio…but why not?

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Lots of hand planing on this one, it’s a very hard wood so a fair bit of sharpening too. Some interesting character to the wood from decades of weathering and some nice grain patterns too. I milled the plank and cut it into 8 triangle pieces which were glued together with Tightbond 3 and shaped with hand planes. Shellac as a sanding sealer then finished with wipe-on Poly.





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#1 posted 12-21-2012 05:24 AM

Unique

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#2 posted 12-21-2012 11:18 AM

I’ve seen my kids use strange things as bookmarks….

Seriously, though, it is an interesting way to display a book. I kind of like it.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#3 posted 12-21-2012 11:52 AM

I like it!

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#4 posted 12-21-2012 02:17 PM

That’s just cool.

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#5 posted 12-21-2012 03:59 PM

Found it cool too.

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#6 posted 12-21-2012 05:56 PM

Cool! And the folks that dont like to bend the binding or fold a corner of the page will LOVE this idea.

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#7 posted 12-21-2012 06:00 PM

totally out of the box

Just great

Jamie

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#8 posted 12-21-2012 06:04 PM

i have one of those. i use it to prop my door open.

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#9 posted 12-21-2012 06:13 PM

Very different I like the idea. May have to do one a little larger to hold a magazine.

CtL

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#10 posted 12-21-2012 09:24 PM

awesome

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#11 posted 12-21-2012 11:08 PM

This is a “k.i.s.s.” item if I ever saw one.

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#12 posted 12-21-2012 11:54 PM

Great idea! I’ve got open books scattered all over the place. Thanks for sharing.

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#13 posted 12-22-2012 12:19 AM

Cool idea! I really like it.

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#14 posted 12-22-2012 04:31 AM

yes that is a very good idea for my night stand

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#15 posted 12-22-2012 06:02 AM

Very interesting piece

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