Photographic Cut-Outs Appear to Prop Up Book Ends (Feb, 1940)
Photographic Cut-Outs Appear to Prop Up Book Ends
To make novel photographic book ends of the type illustrated, first take pictures of the subjects pushing against a wall or the side of a car and enlarge to 5″ by 7″. These enlargements are mounted on 1/4″ thick plywood with glue or dry mounting tissue.
The outlines are then cut on a jig saw with a rather fine blade. Small extensions or tenons are left on the hands and feet for attaching the figures to the book ends, which should be of a simple design. A sharp 1/4″ chisel is used to make small mortises in the centers of the bases and uprights of the book ends. The extensions on the feet and hands of the cutouts are fitted into the mortises and fastened with glue. For further strength, small flathead screws can be inserted through the book ends into the plywood extensions. The wood may be finished with two coats of clear varnish, but apply only one coat on
the photographs. Any simple design may be used for the book ends.â€”C. C. Cooley.