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Journal cover

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6 copies
karl christie

Project by

karl christie

General Information

Cover for a journal or sketchbook. sized for folded 8 1/2×11 paper. can be engraved for extra personalization

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Material Description Price
Gorilla Wood Glue

Gorilla Wood Glue

Gorilla Wood Glue - 4 oz

Soft Maple - Hardwood Type

Soft Maple - Hardwood Type

Dimensions: 6 in × 12 in - don't use, Thickness: 1/2 in - don't use

Soft Maple - Hardwood Type

Soft Maple - Hardwood Type (×2)

Thickness: 1/8 in, Dimensions: 6 in. × 12 in


Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

1/16" Upcut Fish Tail Carving Bit


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cut parts

51 minutes

Cut out all the nessicary parts. The hinges should be carved out of 1/2 and the other parts out of the 1/8.


assemble the hinges

take the 1/2 hinge pieces sandwiching the claws in between the two back pieces . drill a hole through all the pieces and use bolts and nuts to secure it together.


assemble the spine

take the 1/8 spine piece and your two assembled hinges. place one hinge on top one at the bottem placing the spine in the recessed area. use glue to secure it together


add the cover

place the cover pieces in the claws of the hinge use wood glue to secure


add pages

take some sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 and fold them in half to create a crease. stack a few pages together and place them in the book. punch hole in the pages using the spine as a guide. thread string through the holes to attach them to the cover



you now have your finished book so have fun drawing and writing in it