Letter opener

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Project by schwingding posted 2443 days ago 2016 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I have developed a profitable little sideline business – hand carved letter openers. Very hard dense tropical woods carve best, and produce the sharpest edges as well. Cocobolo and Katalox are my favorites woods for this.

Nobody has ever seen letter openers like this, and they get scooped right up as quickly as I can make them (under an hour). This may have been the only original thing I’ve ever come up with.

-- Just another woodworker

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#1 posted 2443 days ago

I love the contrasting stripes in the second one. You are right, I’ve never seen anything like it.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 2443 days ago

Very unique design! I’m glad that you found a market for them.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 2443 days ago

now wouldn’t these look gorgeous sitting on a desk… very elegant.
Love the lines of them.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 2443 days ago

Beautiful design and well executed.Nicely done is an understatement.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#5 posted 2442 days ago

Use it to open up a letter from the patient office…Blkcherry

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#6 posted 2440 days ago

Great design, very fine lines.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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