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3581  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Book Safes-Because "Love Means Needing a Good Place to Hide Stuff" on: February 13, 2008 02:16:36 PM


How do you keep them together in the saw?  Do you bend the back and front covers all the way back?  I already have a dremel tool, but I LOVE using big power tools and miss it since I don't have much access to them or room to use the ones I do have.

Yes, I just bend the covers back out of the way so that the pages are pretty much flat and the exterior of the book is pretty much untouched, except for the one slice at the bottom where I enter the pages to make the cavity.

With the glue going just on the inside of the hole, even the outside of the pages will (kinda) move like a real book's pages would. ....more realistic looking, anyway.

I, too, have an irresistible urge to play with power tools, and have gotten more fun out of the bandsaw than I ever imagined!!

I suspect a Dremel tool could do this project just fine, but probably not quite as fast.


You don't clamp them together or anything?  I don't know if I'd be that confident with a band saw since I haven't used one in at least a decade.  Congratulations on coming up with such an unusual use for yours!  And for having such cool things to donate to the library fund raiser!  You're inspiring!
3582  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Book Safes-Because "Love Means Needing a Good Place to Hide Stuff" on: February 13, 2008 01:57:02 PM
Great tips!  I always forget that about Gorilla glue. 

How do you keep them together in the saw?  Do you bend the back and front covers all the way back?  I already have a dremel tool, but I LOVE using big power tools and miss it since I don't have much access to them or room to use the ones I do have.
3583  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: lovebot of substandard quality. on: February 13, 2008 01:47:20 PM
... perfection is for machines! 

Oh, the irony!

She's quite charming!  I totally get noticing all the things you want to be different, but to everyone else she's fetching.
3584  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Book safes- Post was SUPPOSED to be ready for my Craftster 3rd Anniversary! on: February 13, 2008 01:42:23 PM
I really like how you made the cavities arched at the top.  They look a bit like shrines.  Shrines for hiding stuff.
3585  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Book Safes-Because "Love Means Needing a Good Place to Hide Stuff" on: February 13, 2008 12:58:23 PM
A bandsaw!  It's genius! Why didn't I think of that?  I've only once ever tried to make one of these and it looks terrible from using a utility knife to cut a little section of pages at a time.  I don't, of course, have a bandsaw, but I know someone who does.  How did you keep all the pages together?
3586  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Bad day at work + embroidery = meanbags (warning bad words) on: February 13, 2008 12:31:01 PM
Fantastic!  And just in time for Valentine's Day!
3587  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Beautiful Use Swap. Signups Closed. Sendouts 2/29/08. on: February 12, 2008 12:07:05 PM
Well Ms Camelama, I'm very close to  half-way done with the medium item and about 1/3 with both small items.  I've determined my course of action for one of those small items, and dagnabit! I'm going to have to buy a new crafting tool.  Poop!   Wink
3588  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Blue bird embroidery on: February 11, 2008 05:04:48 PM
I especially love the hoodie, too!  I have some embroidered pillowcases that my great grandma did WAY before I was born, maybe before my mom was born and not only do I launder them in the washer with my stuff, they even get a little bleach now and again.  However, I do have a front-loader washing machine which is MUCH gentler on fabric than most top-loaders, so while you can probably wash them w/o worrying, maybe put them in one of those mesh bags for sweaters and such.
3589  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Canned "Love" on: February 11, 2008 04:23:28 PM
Oh, I'm not a Blowe's fan either.  I try to buy my building materials at a locally-owed lumber yard, my hardware at a locally-owned hardware store and my paint supplies at a locally owned paint store if I can.  Their prices are the same or often better (+ sometimes a contractor discount), they usually have a better selection or better quality lumber and they often know more about it.  I think I'm at a disadvantage because I worked at a lumber yard/hardware store in college and know what's available (or should me).

Ok!  Enough bitchin'!  Thanks for your comments on the chocolates.  LOVED your Paris pails.
3590  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Decoy Heart Pouch on: February 11, 2008 01:00:17 PM
Ohohohohoh!  Does it have 4 chambers?
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