Valentines Day Pendant

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Project by billculpepper posted 02-17-2011 01:24 AM 1182 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wife and I went to a nice dinner for V-Day, so she said “don’t get me anything, the dinner is enough”. Well, I found this lovely and unique piece of olivewood in my shop and since my wife is also lovely and unique I knew they would go well together, and “technically” I didn’t get her anything for V-Day since it was already in my shop…

Didn’t have the right kind of chuck for my lathe for making a pendant, so I did it the old fashioned way. Steps are below.

1. cut wood
2. shape as best you can on disc sander.
3. hand sand
4. hand sand
5. repeat step 3 and 4 about 80 more times
6. add lines with wood burner to taste (optional)
7. apply poly, let dry
8. lightly hand sand
9. repeat steps 7 and 8 three more times
10. buff like you mean it
11. Give to spouse

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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#1 posted 02-17-2011 02:36 AM

I Like, I like alot!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 12:56 AM

very nice pendant!

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#3 posted 02-19-2011 04:34 PM

Nice idea for those small pieces of wood – and it turned out great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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