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« on: April 13, 2005 08:17:22 AM »

ok..i have seen some altered books that looked kinda neat..snd some just looked like..well..chopped up books.My DH came in the room the other night when I was watching a craft show and they were making altered books.This was one of the ones I thought looked kinda dumb..so did DH....he kept asking'why?" I replied that some looked really kewl and I would prove it.....so NOW I have to make one!!!!hahha...he LOVES Dune so i thought i would do that,,,please gimme any ideas you have cuz we do NOT share the same love for this book.......also..i kinda if i can make the book have a PURPOSE..other that just a piece of art..sooo maybe a altered book/stash box-book?plllleeeaasee I have no ideas on what do do with this....TIA~~~~~~~~
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2005 03:15:34 PM »

I've seen books hollowed out to keep stuff in (I guess this is what you call a stash), but you can also use the hollow place as kind of a shrine or grotto type thing (since you're thinking of a Dune theme). A band saw works great for cutting the center portion of a bunch of pages at once and then you glue the loose edges of the interior of the pages (the cut edge) together with gorilla glue (it expands to catch all the pages). Band saws are great if you are REALLY careful, but then I'm dangerous with a craft knife in my hands.

Good luck!
amy purple
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2005 04:38:41 PM »

does anyone know where i can find an online tutorial to make one of these?

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2005 07:21:24 PM »

An altered book based on Dune?
Or a hollowed-out book safe?
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