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Project by BrianK posted 10-28-2009 08:18 PM 1091 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey LJs! Thanks for stopping by. I wanted to show off this giftset I did several months ago. This is a trio set of a pen, letter opener, and magnifying glass I made for my brother-in-law who was returning from Iraq. All 3 items are made of purpleheart. The blanks I used for this project were truly representative of purpleheart – deep purple color with predictable straight grain patterns. Brushed plated kits were purchased from Woodcraft.

-- - Brian





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darryl

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#1 posted 10-29-2009 12:02 AM

nice looking set.
any thoughts on how you plan to package them?

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 10-29-2009 12:18 AM

good job and pretty wood

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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drfixit

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#3 posted 10-29-2009 12:30 AM

Beautiful, Love purpleheart myself, building a jewelry box with purpleheart and aspen right now.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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huff

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#4 posted 10-29-2009 04:15 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks and thanks to your brother in law for his service. That’s a great looking gift set. Very well done.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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BrianK

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#5 posted 10-29-2009 05:31 AM

darryl – yea made a presentation box with fit foam. Wasn’t great but it worked.

jim – thank you.

dr fixit – I’m with you, I love working with purpleheart.

huff – thank you. He is a Lieutenant Colonel out of Ft Stewart. 3 tours in Iraq, 1 in Kuwait, and 1 in Afghanistan. Don’t have to look to hard for a hero in this family.

-- - Brian

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wwnovice

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#6 posted 10-30-2009 12:24 AM

Brian, Nice job on the set. I think the purpleheart goes well with the satin silver. May I ask where you got the letter opener kit?

-- John

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GHaugen

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#7 posted 10-31-2009 12:05 AM

Beautiful Set! It will be cherished!!

-- Greg H.-Chaseburg, WI. www.greghaugenwoodturning.com

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Roger

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#8 posted 01-07-2014 01:58 PM

These came out very nice. They make really nice gifts for any occasion.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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