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Project by shopdog posted 12-11-2013 01:29 PM 5930 views 118 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a simple stocking stuffer for the book readers on your list.
They are about 3 1/4” by 1/2”...a good way to use those small scraps of wood.
The size of the hole is variable, depending on the thumb size. My fat thumb required a 7/8” hole, I think 3/4” should suffice for most.
One is mahogany, and the other is tulip wood.
I cut them out with my scroll saw

I borrowed the book from my wife, in case you were wondering :-)

Thanks for looking

-- Steve--

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 01:33 PM

This look good and is a very interesting idea, thanks for posting

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 01:51 PM

WOW, how unique!!..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 02:03 PM

Neat idea! This looks like something that would sell at a craft show.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#4 posted 12-11-2013 02:20 PM

Hey Steve, cool idea and great stocking stuffer. My neighbor is always reading a book outside when weather permits. This will help her on those windy days. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 02:26 PM

As a side note, If you’re gonna make one…round over the hole before
you cut the profile…obviously. Except it didn’t occur to me with my first one.

-- Steve--

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 02:31 PM

Good idea. On my list of projects now.

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey

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#7 posted 12-11-2013 02:57 PM

Very cool…..thanks!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#8 posted 12-11-2013 03:06 PM

Great project. Thanks for the tip on the round over.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#9 posted 12-11-2013 03:16 PM

what a neat idea! thanks for sharing.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#10 posted 12-11-2013 03:26 PM

Would that work on my Nook? LOL! Nice little stocking stuffers.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#11 posted 12-11-2013 03:30 PM

i happen to see this on the chive today..

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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#12 posted 12-11-2013 04:05 PM

10 out of 10 for uniqueness! Great idea and nicely done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 12-11-2013 04:09 PM

Thank you for posting this! I’m going to have to make a few.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#14 posted 12-11-2013 05:06 PM

Putting this on my list for sure. Great Work, thanks for sharing

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#15 posted 12-11-2013 05:15 PM

Very Clever


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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