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    What are the advantages/disadvantages of using veneer for bookmarks?

    Clem

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    Clem,
    The veneer I tried was thin enough - so it might have made a nice bookmark, but it was rather flimsy when cut, and when scrolling it I had to sandwich it between two pieces of thicker stuff ( I tried 1/4" ply, and tablet-back cardboard). Even then, it did not seem to be a durable finished product after it was cut (expensive fire-starter wood). I had much better luck with really thin (1/8, 1/16 or even 1/32" baltic birch ply - and I even tried some thin poplar ply (good, but not great). I imagine some of the other plywoods (oak, cherry, walnut, etc) would work well too, if they are of good quality.
    The main thing for me was to stack cut them - making the stack at least 1/2" (sometimes more) thick, and backing up the stack with a piece of cardboard from cereal box or tablet - to reduce or eliminate the bottom fuzzies. With a sharp blade, you may not have much sanding at all on the finished products.
    Good luck!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by sheltiecarver
      Clem,
      The veneer I tried was thin enough ... Even then, it did not seem to be a durable finished product after it was cut (expensive fire-starter wood). ... Good luck!
      Thanks for the information.

      That's what I thought it would be.

      Clem

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      • #4
        I am able to get some plastic laminate countertop (Formica type) as scraps from which I made several bookmarks. I stack them to about 3-4 thicknesses between scrap 1/8 in wood, total thickness of about 3/8 to 1/2 inch. It cuts pretty hard and is somewhat hard on blades but is very strong but with considerable flexibility. Here is one example.
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        • #5
          Silver-Silver It looks good

          What size and type of blade did you use?

          Where do you get the designs for your bookmarks?

          Do you sand the edges?

          Clem

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