LumberJocks

Redwood Bookmarks

  • Advertise with us
Project by Chestnut Hill Woodworks posted 06-27-2018 03:17 PM 860 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started milling my own lumber last year and it is one of the most enjoyable aspects of this craft that I have experienced yet. Recently I began breaking down some Dawn Redwood logs that I obtained when we renovated our home and had to take down a 100’ tree that was too close to the house. The boards I am making are going to be for a few garden boxes, but I received an order for 15 bookmarks for a local author to give away with her latest book release. Some of the cutoff pieces of the garden box project had some great grain, so I decided to use those not only because I knew they would look good but because I hate to see any good project wood go to waste.

I picked out some good sections, re-sawed some boards to rough thickness, used my bandsaw, planer, and spindle sander to get the blanks, then cut out the pattern on the scroll saw and finished with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.





9 comments so far

View awsum55's profile

awsum55

444 posts in 776 days


#1 posted 06-27-2018 03:45 PM

Very nice!

-- John D, OP, KS

View ralbuck's profile

ralbuck

5670 posts in 2534 days


#2 posted 06-27-2018 04:17 PM

I think they are excellent.

I am also a big fan of “wood rescue” too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

View Jim's profile

Jim

22 posts in 357 days


#3 posted 06-27-2018 04:44 PM

Very impressive

-- Imitating is the best form of flattery

View CampD's profile

CampD

1747 posts in 3754 days


#4 posted 06-27-2018 04:47 PM

Nice idea!

-- Doug...

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

32086 posts in 3134 days


#5 posted 06-27-2018 06:26 PM

These are very nice and beautifully done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

View Hawaiilad's profile

Hawaiilad

3326 posts in 3289 days


#6 posted 06-27-2018 07:53 PM

Very nice project and great job on scrolling.

Was wondering how thick are the bookmarks and do you think the Dawn Redwood will hold up. Most of the redwood I have used got pretty weak at thin thickness.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

View Chestnut Hill Woodworks's profile

Chestnut Hill Woodworks

43 posts in 2414 days


#7 posted 06-27-2018 08:17 PM

Hawaiilad, I did make them a little thicker than usual and hope that the user will treat them delicately. It’s a bookmark…I don’t expect it to undergo any stresses that could cause a break. Normally I make these around .115”, but these were closer to .125” I tested them out in some books and under normal use for what they are designed I think they should be fine. Thanks for the review!

View Richard's profile

Richard

11072 posts in 3301 days


#8 posted 06-28-2018 03:15 AM

Very Nice & Well Done!

-- Richard (Aurora, Ontario, CANADA)

View Wooly_Woodworks's profile

Wooly_Woodworks

23 posts in 248 days


#9 posted 06-28-2018 09:19 AM

Nice work! I’ll have to add this to the list of project ideas.

-- Ben, aka Wooly Woodworks, Instagram: @woolywoodworks.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com