Wedding Guest Book

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Project by Brett posted 376 days ago 1168 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The title says most of what could be said about this project.

The front and back covers are laminated alder with black walnut accents. They are 1/4” thick with the edges pillowed over with a block plane and sandpaper. It’s sanded to 320 grit and finished with a satin, something or other, finish from a spray can. There are two light coats applied to both the inside and the outsides of the covers.

There are pieces of paper sandwiched in between the front and the back with aluminum biding posts found at the local hardware store. I polished the slotted heads with a buffing wheel and polishing compound on a bench top grinder. The paper was purchased from a local craft store.

The hinge was made by cutting some slots in the edges with a hand saw and gluing in a piece of a web strap. I used CA glue to secure the webbing into the slots.

Thanks for Looking!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 376 days ago

Thats a neat project….good job.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 376 days ago

Nice looking book! I’ve made some photo albums and never thought to use web strap for the hinge. Definitely have to try it.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#3 posted 376 days ago

Thats a great idea and a beautiful keep sake…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 376 days ago

Nice work and beautiful project. I have a similar book that was passed on to me from my uncle, that was made in 1936.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 375 days ago

Very nice gift, and keepsake.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 374 days ago

Well designed and a very attractive gift with a personal touch that means a lot .
Like the hinge .

-- Kiefer 松

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#7 posted 372 days ago

Beautiful and unique guest book. The walnut strips are great accents. I’m sure it will last a very long time.

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#8 posted 372 days ago

Great job, very well done! :)

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#9 posted 360 days ago

We are the proud recipients of this guestbook. Thank you so much Brett for making this for us. I can’t believe you only spent one week creating it. It looks like it would take two months! It is completely unique and something that will hold up against anything (very durable). The personal touch is priceless. You are amazing! ~ Love you, John and Jackie

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