LumberJocks

Custom Letter Openers

  • Advertise with us
Project by oscorner posted 2763 days ago 1508 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I began making these by the request of my Dad. He wanted to give a couple of them as thank you gifts to people that helped him through the loss of my Mother. The ones I made were so well recieved I decided to make more for presents. They are made from cherry, oak,cypress and birch. The finish is poly. I turn the handles on the lathe and finish forming the blades with a drawknife.

-- Jesus is Lord!





13 comments so far

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 2895 days


#1 posted 2763 days ago

They look nice, but see if you can enlarge the images.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

View oscorner's profile

oscorner

4564 posts in 2906 days


#2 posted 2763 days ago

I can’t enlarge them here, but you can view a larger picture by clicking on the image and more of my work here: http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/oscorner/.

-- Jesus is Lord!

View Don's profile

Don

2599 posts in 2773 days


#3 posted 2763 days ago

You can make the pictures larger.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

View oscorner's profile

oscorner

4564 posts in 2906 days


#4 posted 2759 days ago

Thanks, Don!! How did you do that?

-- Jesus is Lord!

View Don's profile

Don

2599 posts in 2773 days


#5 posted 2758 days ago

Easy. I visited your photobucket site, located the pictures and ‘right-clicked’ on them one at a time, selecting ‘Copy Image’. I then opened Adobe Photoshop/ new selected the dialogue box that pops up already sized to the copy of the picture, and clicked paste. I then enhanced the colour and re-sized the picture to make it suitable for viewing. Finally, I posted it to the photo hosting site that I use, and then placed a direct link in my comment above. So, what you are actually looking at is your picture sized appropriately for this site, but hosted on my site.

If you click on the “show formatting guide above, you will see that if you format as per the sample below, you can post a direct link to your photo’s in your photo-hosting site.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

View Don's profile

Don

2599 posts in 2773 days


#6 posted 2758 days ago

Ugh! Did it again. Apparently you can’t type in a sample from the formatting guide. If you do and it’s not a genuine link, it doesn’t appear in the post. So, have a look at the last sample in the guide.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

View oscorner's profile

oscorner

4564 posts in 2906 days


#7 posted 2758 days ago

I see what you mean. Thanks again for helping me with this, Don.

-- Jesus is Lord!

View Donna Menke's profile

Donna Menke

567 posts in 2862 days


#8 posted 2684 days ago

Don-
I don’t know that I’d call what you did ‘easy’- to me that was complex. You did a great job though on making the photos easier to see. Thanks- Donna

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

View Andy's profile

Andy

1535 posts in 2504 days


#9 posted 2489 days ago

Nice work and a good idea.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

View oscorner's profile

oscorner

4564 posts in 2906 days


#10 posted 2489 days ago

Thanks, Andy.

-- Jesus is Lord!

View mot's profile

mot

4911 posts in 2632 days


#11 posted 2487 days ago

Nice! Pulse brings around another great project. I really like these, Os.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

View oscorner's profile

oscorner

4564 posts in 2906 days


#12 posted 2479 days ago

Thank you, Mot! I enjoyed making them.

-- Jesus is Lord!

View mbulla's profile

mbulla

156 posts in 2105 days


#13 posted 989 days ago

good job!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase