Unusual Bookmark

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Project by jakub76 posted 569 days ago 1683 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 569 days ago


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#2 posted 569 days ago

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.

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#3 posted 569 days ago

I like it!

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#4 posted 568 days ago

That’s just cool.

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#5 posted 568 days ago

Found it cool too.

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#6 posted 568 days ago

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 568 days ago

totally out of the box

Just great


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#8 posted 568 days ago

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

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#9 posted 568 days ago

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


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#11 posted 568 days ago

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

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#12 posted 568 days ago

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

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#13 posted 568 days ago

Cool idea! I really like it.

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#14 posted 568 days ago

yes that is a very good idea for my night stand

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#15 posted 568 days ago

Very interesting piece

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