Log Picture Book

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Project by scrollingmom posted 11-05-2012 04:55 PM 4502 views 9 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When my husband and I were in Springfield for the Scrollsaw contest, a couple of the magazine reps were there promoting their books, mags. etc. Well this sample of the log book was there that the original artist made along with the magazine that the pattern it came out in. I was very intriged by this and got one of the magazines, although the magazine was Woodcarving Illustrated. I adapted the pattern so that I could scrollsaw it instead. I did do some carving, but not something I have ever done before, so not too much carving.

When I was taking pictures of this to share with you I got a piece of black matt board so you could see the pages easily. This was just so exciting to make. On the last picture you can see there is a piece of leather that is used as the binding of the book. The log is Hackberry 5” round by 5” long. Cut both front and back of book off and the block you are left with is the pages.

The pattern is originally made by Roy Ellery. I was hoping that his e-mail was in the article would have liked to talk to him. Loved making this.

Hope you enjoy looking.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#1 posted 11-05-2012 05:08 PM

too cool

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#2 posted 11-05-2012 05:10 PM

I don’t know what to say! It is perfectly astonishing .

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#3 posted 11-05-2012 05:35 PM

This is just cool. Great project as always.

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#4 posted 11-05-2012 06:22 PM

Cool ! A really unique piece !

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#5 posted 11-05-2012 06:56 PM

I’m just gonna say WOW!!!

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#6 posted 11-05-2012 07:46 PM

How cool is that!

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#7 posted 11-05-2012 07:50 PM

Amazing – good job

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#8 posted 11-05-2012 07:51 PM

Neat. Opens up a lot of possibilities.

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#9 posted 11-05-2012 09:10 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! That is really sweet, Kelly. A real heirloom, for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!............Jim

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

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#10 posted 11-05-2012 09:30 PM

First time I see something like that. Amazing idea, amazing job.

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#11 posted 11-06-2012 12:18 AM

I love it! It’s a WOW for me too!

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#12 posted 11-06-2012 12:52 AM

Wowser, a very cool piece! I have never seen anything like it before. great job!

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#13 posted 11-06-2012 12:54 AM

A wonderful project. I love it.

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#14 posted 11-06-2012 01:13 AM

Really awesome

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 11-06-2012 03:13 AM

I’m always amazed by the talent on this site. This is truly amazing. Great idea and well executed.

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