|Project by J. Curtis Goforth||posted 05-28-2013 02:55 AM||2253 views||11 times favorited||8 comments|
Here are some more bookmarks I’ve made using scrap pieces of exotic hardwoods. They are made from (in order left to right) Zebrawood, Bubinga, Purpleheart, and Curly Maple. The finish is nothing more than mineral oil and wax. Instead of ribbon (which seemed a little too froo froo for my taste) I used a 12 inch length of suede leather that was tied to the bookmarks with a lark’s head knot. I also used the woodburning tool to create the image of an old oak tree on the bottom of each bookmark. It showed up very well on the curly maple, but the bubinga one is hard to see in the photo.
On a side note, I think they call it zebrawood not because of the black streaks in the wood but because it smells like a woodshop full of zebras! I suppose it is time to fork down some money on better dust collection.