Picture frame bookends

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A few weeks ago over on FacebookDale Weinke posted a picture of a cool little pair of bookends that double as picture frames.

I thought they were very clever so I decided to make a pair myself. I made mine using a series of curves and changed the frame itself to a simple circle. Adding a rigid piece of aluminum under each base adds to its stability.

If you would like to make a pair of these, here is a full-sized template you can download.
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  1. How do you stick the paper guides to the wood? What paper is it and what tape is used to keep the wood pieces together during the sanding?

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