Veneer Bookmarks

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Project by Cygnwulf posted 02-10-2013 11:37 PM 1378 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so I have, once, seen wooden bookmarks that looked like they were made in the same fashion as inlay banding – thin slices off of a glued up stock piece. I have also seen scroll-sawn wooden bookmarks, and I’ve seen very thin wood-burned ones as well. but I’ve never seen one done in inlay before. And maybe I just haven’t looked in the right place. But, I had to give it a try.

These were, truthfully, just a couple of practice pieces done in scrap that I didn’t want to go to waste. Cut using the window method, and a sharp xacto knife. They are very thin veneer (1/64th?) So after I finished assembling the window pieces, I laminated a blank peice of the background material to the back. I once again wish I’d had some kind of identification guide for the pack of scrap veneer I’m working from. If anybody has any idea I would love the advice. Particularly the peanut shell, I have several more pieces of that.

Finishing these provided an extra bit of challenge. They were small enough that it was difficult to hold them with one hand while sanding/finishing with the other. The answer came from my darling wife – tape them to my cutting board.. Finished with several sessions of hard rubbed shellac.

-- Stephen H -- If it ain't broke, it probalby still needs fixing....

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#1 posted 02-10-2013 11:40 PM

Very nice

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 12:01 AM

These look great Stephen and I think you had a great idea. Ideal as small gifts.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-12-2013 04:06 PM

Creative and delicate pieces! Appreciate the patience needed to make them. Great job!

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#4 posted 04-04-2013 02:39 AM

Those are amazing.

-- I never finish anyth

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#5 posted 04-04-2013 02:03 PM

Glad you like them. I am working on a few more right now, I should have them finished shortly.

-- Stephen H -- If it ain't broke, it probalby still needs fixing....

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