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A late posting of some 2010 Xmas presents

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Project by Chris posted 1257 days ago 1043 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are just a few presents I made for last Christmas that I didn’t get around to posting till now. The first is a Padauk and Rock Maple cutting board, a la The Wood Whisperer. Big hit with Sis-n-law.

The next are screwdrivers and a marking knife. I picked up two screwdriver kits after last Christmas (Jan 2010) on sale. I made three blanks of walnut and oak in a Celtic knot sort of thing (there are a number of how-tos on this site for this) and started turning. I made three blanks because I am pretty new to turning and needed two screwdrivers. Sure enough, I messed up the first one, but managed to get the next two to come out ok. I missed the mark on the ferule for one of them and had to go with a piece of copper pipe. Still came out ok, and my brother and brother in law seemed to like them.

I took the failed blank from the first screwdriver attempt and managed to salvage it as a handle for a marking knife (my present for me!). The next two pics are of this. The blade is a piece of an old sawblade, ground to fit and sharpened up nice.

The last shot is a screwdriver I made for my wife after she was admiring the ones for my bros. It’s a good bit slimmer to fit her hand, and rather than the Rockler kit I used an inexpensive magnetic bit holder and a brass compression nut for a ferule, which was fun in and of itself. This screwdriver is Padauk and Yellowheart

Thanks for looking!

-- Chris





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bvdon

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#1 posted 1256 days ago

Very nice work…. looks like a very tight board too.

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#2 posted 1256 days ago

Hey Chris,
That looks like a bunch of fun. Good recovery too.
I have never made a handle for something. Got to try that.

And cutting boards always rock,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 1256 days ago

sweet looking board

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#4 posted 1255 days ago

More winners… great work..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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