|Project by Cygnwulf||posted 399 days ago||608 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
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....