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Project by TheDane posted 11-15-2016 08:38 PM 2978 views 5 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Little wooden acorn boxes … turned from walnut, cherry, and maple.

These boxes are about 1-1/4” in diameter and 3” long.

Each one holds ‘stitch markers’ that are used by crocheters and knitters.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Dutchy

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#1 posted 11-15-2016 08:54 PM

Very nice.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#2 posted 11-15-2016 09:58 PM

Gerry, I love these acorn boxes. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 11-15-2016 10:40 PM

Those are just to darn cool!

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#4 posted 11-16-2016 12:40 AM

Pretty cool, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 11-16-2016 12:50 AM

Very clever, love the design. What tool/technique are you using to hollow them out? And how did you make such nice knurling?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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TheDane

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#6 posted 11-16-2016 02:50 AM

Very clever, love the design. What tool/technique are you using to hollow them out? And how did you make such nice knurling?

- bobasaurus

Hollowed with a 1” corebox router bit. The knurling was done with a Wagner texturing tool.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#7 posted 11-16-2016 03:45 AM

Super COOL worksmanship… GREAT!

So intricate markings!! How did you EASILY do that?

I think I would go out of my gourd trying to do that! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#8 posted 11-16-2016 05:29 AM

Now you have to watch out for oversize wooden squirrels as they will bury them in your yard.
That is a very unique concept and very well done; you did those acorn real proud.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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htl

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#9 posted 11-16-2016 06:32 AM

One sweet project!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#10 posted 11-16-2016 07:32 AM

Very well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 11-16-2016 08:06 AM

Great turning projects outthere, but I stopped here on those acorns, since first three letters part of my sirname (in Croatian language) means ACORN.
Those acorn boxes turned realy great and precise. I like the choice of wood and authentic look.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Eli Adamit

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#12 posted 11-16-2016 10:45 AM

Very cute.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#13 posted 11-16-2016 01:22 PM

Love it. simple and elegant at the same time.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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TheDane

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#14 posted 11-16-2016 03:28 PM

So intricate markings!! How did you EASILY do that?

I started turning these several years ago as ‘skill-builders’ ... I blew up a bunch before I figured out the processes to produce them.

I have a pair of fixtures that I use to turn these … one is a jam chuck for the top, the other a mandrel for the nut.

I suppose some would say using a router bit is cheating, but I think it is the right tool for the job.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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murch

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#15 posted 11-16-2016 05:32 PM

Way cool

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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