Letter opener

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Project by schwingding posted 12-11-2007 09:05 PM 2309 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 12-11-2007 09:27 PM

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 12-11-2007 11:10 PM

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

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 12-11-2007 11:15 PM

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 12-11-2007 11:24 PM

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

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

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#5 posted 12-13-2007 02:16 AM

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

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#6 posted 12-14-2007 11:48 PM

Great design, very fine lines.

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

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