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Project by 1stump posted 12-03-2008 05:41 AM 1986 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it’s that time of the year to start cranking out those projects which can be made in relatively short order and make the recipients ooh and awe, even though they may not have a clue just what it is!
I made these for one of my wifes cousins so she can give them out. They are made of a Tulip wood, with White Oak and Black Walnut laminated in the center while the others are the same old Black Walnut and Maple configured to yield the checkered pattern. She chose not to have any coins placed these and I think it wise as it helps to show off the woods natural beauty better. Get those gifts started folks!

-- Loving what I do, while I do it for Christ !

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#1 posted 12-03-2008 05:43 AM

they look great, the tulip wood ones almost looks like marbles.

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#2 posted 12-03-2008 05:48 AM

I like the checkerboard segmentation, looks good.
what did you use for a finish?
I’m planning on making some myself and have been considering using my CA/BLO pen finish.

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#3 posted 12-03-2008 06:02 AM

I use a 3 part finish of oil based poly, tongue oil & boiled linseed oil.

-- Loving what I do, while I do it for Christ !

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#4 posted 12-03-2008 06:24 AM

these are looking great…

On the finish—-how do you apply it…so far I have only used EEEShine Paste followed by Friction polish that you do right on the lathe…

is that how you apply your finish???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 12-03-2008 06:57 AM

Very nice patterns. I like the wood selections. They’re interesting and not too busy or gaudy. Very professional looking product.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Mark A. DeCou

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#6 posted 12-03-2008 02:11 PM

I really like your segmented techniques. Have you ever thought of inlaying in the end a piece of ivory, or synthetic ivory, and including a Scrimshaw Art lettered monogram, a scratched picture, or some text? Would be a nice way to Witness with your lathe turnings, putting on it the message of what you want to communicate. Could do it also with pyrography.

just a thought, enjoyed seeing your project,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 12-03-2008 03:48 PM

Super Sweet!!! I realy like the way you glued up your segment’s.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 02-01-2010 08:22 AM

Nice stoppers!

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#9 posted 02-02-2010 06:41 AM

Cool stoppers

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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