|Project by jakub76||posted 12-21-2012 05:13 AM||2110 views||26 times favorited||18 comments|
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.