Spalted Maple Photo Album

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Project by ShannonRogers posted 08-12-2009 02:25 AM 2532 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother came out to visit from CO last April and we built this album for my mom as a Mother’s day gift. We documented the whole build in photos and filled the album with our build pics.

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#1 posted 08-12-2009 02:33 AM

Great project and beautiful wood

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#2 posted 08-12-2009 02:51 AM

Moms are so lucky! Beautiful figure in the wood and nice finish.

-- If at first you don't succeed...Buy another tool !!

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#3 posted 08-12-2009 02:55 AM

Wow such a cool idea Shannon!! Beautiful job.

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#4 posted 08-12-2009 03:09 AM

Neat idea, looks great

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#5 posted 08-12-2009 03:31 AM

Well ain’t you the one with the brains? L.O.L. Totally cool, great idea and looks great, I never would of thunk that one up, that thar shows some imagination. L.O.L. Thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 08-12-2009 03:45 AM

Love the wood! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 08-12-2009 07:36 PM

I think this has to be my favorite wood, looks great and good idea.

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#8 posted 08-13-2009 04:06 AM

That looks great, the wood is beautiful and such a good idea.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#9 posted 08-13-2009 04:17 AM

That is some beautiful wood. Sorry you had to waste it on your mother.

Is the wood solid or did you make veneer and glue it on a substrate. I’ve made a few 3 ring binders and used veneer over 1/4” plywood. I also used a piano hindge for the hinges. I can’t make out what your hinges are.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 08-14-2009 12:37 AM

Karson, no worries I have quite a bit more of this board. It is all solid wood. I resawed some slices and bookmarched them. The hinges are piano hinges too.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at

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#11 posted 09-25-2009 11:39 AM

BEAUTIFUL JOB. Thanks for thinking of your Mom.

-- Three Hands- It's better to burn out..than to fade away. Stonecutter, copper, Offical putzer, proprieter of not making a profit (non-profit) woodworking shop, and possibly mental wizard

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#12 posted 01-24-2010 05:33 PM

Very nice project….....the wood is awesome!


-- Robin Renee'

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#14 posted 02-21-2016 05:04 PM

Amazing design and wood choice Shannon! What size piano hinges did you use.
I love the woodtalk show i found it a few months back and have been bingeing hard! Keep up the good work

-- Jason,WI "Whether you believe you can or believe you can't you are right!"

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