My version of the Open Book

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My version of the Open Book

Postby garylmast » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:33 am

I liked the OPEN BOOK, but I decided to create my own model in Rhino so I could have the cover separate from the pages. Then I thought the hands would be a nice touch. The cover was made from the material of an old cedar fence I replaced a few years ago. The hands from from a piece of maple.

The picture doesn't do it justice, but from across the room, it looks like a real book.

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Re: My version of the Open Book

Postby mtylerfl » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:40 am

Looks great, Gary! I love the finish work you did!
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Re: My version of the Open Book

Postby Bob Reda » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:11 am

Very nice, great finish, great project

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Re: My version of the Open Book

Postby mark-s » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:39 am

Nice job, like it alot.
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Re: My version of the Open Book

Postby dwilli9013 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:25 pm

Nice job Gary, love the finish job as well especially the pages. :lol: :lol:
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Re: My version of the Open Book

Postby mtylerfl » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:28 pm

Hi Gary,

I can think of several ways to make the pages appear as they do (the decorative areas at the bottom of each) - from hand-painting to inkjet or laser printout transfers. What method(s) did you use?
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Re: My version of the Open Book

Postby scottp55 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:49 pm

That truly is a beautiful piece!!
Wonderful job Gary :)
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Re: My version of the Open Book

Postby garylmast » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:07 pm

Thanks everybody for the compliments.

I can think of several ways to make the pages appear as they do (the decorative areas at the bottom of each) - from hand-painting to inkjet or laser printout transfers. What method(s) did you use?


The pages was done using mdf, so knowing it would suck in the paint, I first sprayed it with clear lacquer, but still wanted the brownish wood to bleed through, so I hit with with steel wool. Then believe it or not, I stood 2-feet away and mist it with white, then gray primer, then hit it with steel wool again. Touched the flourish with a little red to highlight it, then hit it again with the primers. My painting technique probably could of used some professional help, but I think it turned out okay this time.

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