|Project by jfk4032||posted 03-07-2017 11:13 AM||316 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
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!