Mahogany scoop and walnut letter opener

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Project by hairy posted 11-16-2010 11:26 PM 1982 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2 from the lathe. The scoop is the right size for my morning coffee. The opener feels good in my hand.

Short attention span is the norm lately. I’ve been trying to come up with several things that might sell.

The scoop is 5” long x 2 and 1/4” , mineral oil finish.

The letter opener is 9” long x 1 and 1/4”, Olympic antique oil finish.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#1 posted 11-16-2010 11:29 PM

Looking Good,
Kelly has started something. :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 11-16-2010 11:33 PM

Nice scoop hairy! Did you put this in Rivergirls’ blog?

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#3 posted 11-16-2010 11:41 PM

I just did. Thanks for reminding me, terrilynne.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#4 posted 11-17-2010 12:06 AM

These are really nice! I have been trying to think of some smaller stuff to build too. I don’t have a lathe or a tablesaw or anything and I am having trouble thinking small. I have always been a big picture girl rather than a detail oriented one. I am also trying to force myself to build some of that god awful (my opinion) “primitive” stuff. I really hate making junk out of welllll junk. But that seems to be what the people want around here. I keep thinking that primitive trend is going to go away soon- but it hasn’t. Dorky wooden signs on rotted barn wood, tool boxes of rotted barn wood, 5 board stools of rotted barn wood and so on. For me they are BORING to build.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#5 posted 11-17-2010 01:19 AM

Nice Scoop!! You can market that letter opener as “The official Letter Opener of the movie Twilight” LOL :) Open your biller or Stake a Vampire a truly multi purpose tool!

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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#6 posted 11-17-2010 01:51 AM

Letter opener or vampire killing utensil? (^_^)

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#7 posted 11-17-2010 02:29 AM

That’s a nice scoop, and a great impailer…....whoops, I mean letter opener :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 11-17-2010 03:06 AM

well done on both items buddy! I think both of them are sell-able. You might try it is an art gallery near downtown that sells those sort of things. Probably 50-50 split …something like that.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 11-17-2010 03:44 AM

Thanks for all the kind words.

Thanks for the link, DaN.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#10 posted 11-17-2010 04:13 AM

Great Looking Projects!! I bet they will sell, better make lots!!

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 11-17-2010 04:28 AM

Nice work!

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#12 posted 11-17-2010 09:16 AM

Very neat.

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#13 posted 11-17-2010 06:56 PM

I love the scoop! And the letter opener has a very appealing look.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#14 posted 11-17-2010 08:06 PM

That’s a good lookin’ prison shank! :)

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#15 posted 11-18-2010 02:06 AM

Great work Hairy! I like them both, keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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