Easy to Make Book Letter




Introduction: Easy to Make Book Letter

Book Letter are easy to make. You could use a scroll saw. The fastest method is using a bandsaw and this is illustrated. You are limited more to cutting thinner books using a scroll saw and my experience is that this is much slower than a bandsaw.

However if you were cutting out the inside of a letter such as "A" it would be necessary to drill a hole in the top of the "A" the inside and insert a blade to cut it out. A coping saw would be much more tedious than a scroll saw.

For letter templates use Google Images and search for "Book Letters" or go to my Pintrest site at <https://www.pinterest.com/adolson/book-page-projects/> for alphabets and Book Letter sites.

Step 1: Materials: Book, Glue, Letter on Paper

You will need a book, a template letter the size of the book. I used Word to manipulate the size of the letter and then printed the "S". You can use any white glue. I have about a glue to 30% water mixture.

Step 2: Letter Template on Book

The simplest method is to tape the letter on with masking tape since you are cutting off the tape when you cut out the letter. The waste will have the tape on it and the letter has the white paper. I outlined it in red to make it easier to see through the masking tape.

Step 3: Cutting Out the Letter

Use a bandsaw to cut out the letter. You can find tutorials using a scroll saw. The bandsaw if you have one is much easier to use.

Step 4: 2nd Cut

Once the inside of the "S" is cut stop the bandsaw and remove the waste and then make your second cut.

Photos show cut 1 and cut 2.

Step 5: Apply Glue Mixture

Now that the letter is cut out apply the glue mixture (30% water) using a small paint brush to the cut out areas.

Step 6: Place a Weight on Your Letter

Place a piece of plastic or wax paper on top of the book and add a weight. Plastic or wax paper under the book would also be a good idea. This prevents the book from sticking to the other surfaces. Leave the weight on for about an hour or so until the glue dries.

Step 7: Completed Letter "S"

Here it is your completed letter.

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    4 years ago

    Could you tell me what font you used for your letter "S"? I'd like to use the same one but have not been able to find it on your Pinterest site or on Google Images. Thanks so very much!! If you have a link that would be awesome!


    Reply 4 years ago

    Hi go to my pintrest site:
    Thought the "S" I used my wife redrew but this was the initial fonts that I used from someone else who also posted on pintrest. There are numerous related pins.



    5 years ago

    A cool adaption could be making it a hollow book as well
    great 'ible by the way quite creative


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Hi thanks!

    I have also had one of my students post the hollow book instructable. Hope that is a help.



    5 years ago on Introduction

    Very cool! One of the more unique "old book" crafts I've seen. I like this a lot!