About this project
I was squaring up a block of mahogany, and I shaved off several “scrap” strips: thin, almost flexible sheets of hardwood. I couldn’t let something so interesting go to waste. “Business cards?” I thought… No, I don’t really have a business. “Name plaque for my office door?” No, I don’t really have an office. "A bookmark, perhaps?"
You Will Need
The body of the bookmark is a thin sheet of wood. If you have a table saw, shave off a 1/16” strip of hardwood using a feather board. If you don’t have a table saw, you can buy thin strips of soft wood at the craft store, or small sheets at a woodworking shop. Look in their scrap bin, or in the veneer section.
Finish the wood as you please. I used a Danish oil and rubbed paste wax.