Laminated Letter Opener

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Project by Roger posted 02-15-2011 03:32 AM 1403 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Letter opener is African Blackwood with a slice of Oak. Finished with Hut friction wax.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#1 posted 02-15-2011 03:47 AM

Nice idea.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#2 posted 02-15-2011 03:50 AM

I really like that. That’s a nice way to add an interesting look.

Where did you get the hardware for this?

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#3 posted 02-15-2011 03:54 AM

youv’e told a nice picture story with it Roger, nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 02-15-2011 03:58 AM

Been busy i see lately Roger, nice work on a simple tool, impresive

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 02-15-2011 03:06 PM

The contrasting wood really is beautiful! What a nice and elegant project.


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 02-15-2011 07:59 PM

Beautiful job on that opener!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 02-16-2011 02:34 AM

thnx for all the kind words everyone. I appreciate it. was an experimental, and fun little project. GLEN: Penn State Industries is where I got the opener kit. You just have to supply the wood

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 02-27-2011 04:27 PM

Roger, this is awesome. the shape and the color contrast make it unique. Good idea for a gift to loves ones.

Thanks for sharing.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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