April showers = May flowers; June snow = ... some workshop time and an Ice Cream Scoop

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Project by ChuckM posted 06-09-2009 07:07 PM 1296 views 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The past weekend morning snow in Alberta had given me a perfect reason to complete an unfinished project I started on Thursday. (Confession: that wasn’t the only unfinished project in my shop; there’re three (or four?) other work-in-progress projects waiting for my attention. Well, remember Parkinson’s Law? )

An hour or two into the morning, I completed my first hand turned scoop (not including curing time for the poly (three coats) which took ages). Since I already had the lathe set up, I might as well finish a few pens, too. Why I glue up maple and cherry together for the handle? It wasn’t an artistic idea; just that I didn’t have anything scrap that was 2” x 2” x 6” in size.

It’s still a bit cool now. In a day or two when springs returns, a trip to the ice-cream shop would be nice… to stock up so I can try out my handiwork. Sweet.

P.S. The scoop hardware was from Rockler ($10 US) which I picked up on a recent trip. I’m looking for an alternative source of supplies since ordering from across the border is not cost effective.

P.P.S. Pens (L – R) made of tigerwood, pink ivory, padauk, and zebra

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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