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Project by jfk4032 posted 03-07-2017 11:13 AM 379 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We’re starting to plan a FL trip here soon so I wanted to get ahead of things and knock out some gifts for the different friends and family we’re staying with. The first going left to right is a baseball bat bottle stopper made from an ash baseball billet. I used a Ruth Niles stainless stopper and inset a Baltimore Orioles golf ball marker with some two part epoxy.

The next one to the right is another bottle stopper made from wood given to me from a recently passed master carpenter who was my inspiration to take on intarsia. The lighter color wood is Zebrawood and I’m not sure about the other, looks like a darker Zebrawood; dark wood color with dark stripes…any educated guesses out there? I sandwiched a thin brass sheet in between the two woods.

The pen to the right is a PSI nautical pen kit made from Teak, of course, what else for a nautical pen? The mini key chain pen is also a PSI kit and was made from some leftover laminated scraps from some bow bread knifes from previous gifts (see http://lumberjocks.com/projects/95261). The last pen was made from the same two woods as the second bottle stopper and with the same brass pieces separating the two woods.

I’m in the middle of a big intarsia build so I have posted much recently, hopefully will finish that in another couple of months. Also didn’t post a big shop build from 2016 because I never took pictures of that (29 drawer work bench with chop station, router table and RAS station) because I immediately started the intarsia build as I spread out lots of wood over the bench area for the intarsia piece and didn’t take pictures with the bench cleared out and all clean.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 03-07-2017 06:09 PM

All of these will make memorable gifts to the lucky recipients Joel.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 03-07-2017 06:43 PM

Joel,

Doing the important stuff first, but take a moment to record your accomplishments.You can show the project after its been used. LOL! Keep up the good work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 03-08-2017 03:27 PM

A great collection of fine gifts. I am sure they will be appreciated.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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