Birthday card

Maple ply with inset leather hinges.

I need to learn to wait for one full hour after deciding on a design before making it. Every time I make something and hold it in my hand, I realize how much more it could have been.

There’s always Christmas …

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Therein lies the curse of the :glowforge: :sunglasses:

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Looks fantastic! (Waiting an hour probably would have been overkill.) :smile:

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Said every inventor/maker/carpenter/artist/author/etc/etc/etc…

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I suffer from this as well. But then, I wait too long! And sometimes it slips away.

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Common theme and I feel the pain.
I have made several things that really seemed epic.
And I have 5 or 6 copies of it to prove that, each just a little better in some manner.
If you are weak like me, your only hope is something else comes along to absorb your focus (or you run out of the material needed).

I really like that leather hinge.

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I really like the way you did the hinges— neat idea!

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The leather hinges gives one an idea!

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I like them too. Not sure if two passes would have recessed them too far or not. Right now they’re juuuuust a little proud, but acceptable. With just a bit less speed they’d sit perfectly flush.

BTW, they’re hourglass shaped, so the flexy parts are narrower than the gluey parts.

And you do need to flip one page over; engrave the hinge slots on one side, the art on the other. But you knew that. :wink:

You could put the hinges on the inside, but the spine won’t close flush.

Pretty impressive card!