Now that the covers and pages are ready, it’s time to make the wooden parts that hold them together. All of those:
Based on the size of the cover I drew a very rough sketch of a side-view of the book:
And then re-drew it on illustrator so I could print any number of copies:
The final printout looks like this:
You can download the full res version from the Mummy download page.
Here is applied directly on to the plywood for cutting:
After the shapes are cut, it’s time for sanding:
An so, the cover holders are ready:
One last detail that was added is the squares texture that goes on top of each piece. First just drawn by hand:
And then burnt:
With those ready, let’s make the birds that hold the front cover in place. The procedure is basically the same.
First a very rough sketch:
Then into illustrator:
Finally printed and glued onto the plywood to cut:
The extra step here is that, once the piece is cut, there a bit of extra dremeling necessary to actually get the curved shape on top:
The I added a bit of 2 part epoxy clay to mode the heads of the birds:
Here are all the bird heads ready:
Next episode will make the other wood pieces and assemble the spine of the book!