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Project by Ken90712 posted 07-06-2011 12:00 AM 2186 views 21 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As some of you know, I had been working on my Entertainment Center for a while now. I am glad it is done! I was dying to make some kind of project no matter how small. As some of you know, Blondie and I live in Southern California. A bunch of my Co-workers as you can imagine, love to surf.

A good friend of mine makes some amazing surf boards around 15 inches long with fins as well. I recently saw some on here made by fellow Lumberjock Scrappy & decided I had to give it a go. Thx Scrappy!

I made 10 of these key chains, and they were going quick before I got a chance to take pictures of all of them.

They are made from a mixture of woods, Black Walnut, Paduak, Zebra wood, Cherry, Rock Maple & Purple Heart. I even shaped the nose and hand sanded the round over.


Quick yet fun and the boys Loved them when I gave them away as gifts.

The pics are not my best Sorry

All comments are welcome. Thx for looking.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"





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degoose

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#1 posted 07-06-2011 12:06 AM

I have been waiting to see these ever since you mentioned them the other day… great looking key rings…
Next try a slightly larger one and cut out a shape inside to make a photo frame…just an idea…

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

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 12:17 AM

Hay Ken Great Job!!! I always said to make it you either have to have something that no one else has or cut everyones throat. I have never seen mini surf boards before. So kudos to you my man! & BTW I do a little of both. Ted. LOLOLOL

-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com

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SPalm

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#3 posted 07-06-2011 12:22 AM

Hey Ken, Those are cool.
And what a thoughtful little present.
Good for you.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 07-06-2011 12:37 AM

Ken!

Very COOL key rings!!

Oh YEAH… perfect gifts to surfers…

... I can see how it was FUN to do…

You did GOOD!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 07-06-2011 12:57 AM

Good job, Ken.
These are awesome gifts.
You are so California, I’m jealous.
Hang Ten dude.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#6 posted 07-06-2011 01:06 AM

Ken,

Those are very cool. Great gifts too.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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childress

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#7 posted 07-06-2011 01:58 AM

That’s awesome Ken!

What finish did you use?

-- Childress Woodworks

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devann

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#8 posted 07-06-2011 06:01 AM

I have a friend that enjoys surfing and I was thinking just a few days ago about making him a mini surfboard. I wanted to make one with a fin. Yours look so very good, pretty sharp. Thanks for mentioning the LJ named Scrappy, I’m going to look at his next. And thanks for the posting.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 07-06-2011 10:39 AM

Thx everyone they were fun.

I made one with fins buy when in your pocket it was uncomfortable….

Eric I started with spray shellac, but didnt like it. So I used my mini spray gun and used general finishes enduro Var gloss . I’ll call you about the wood working show in vegas, We might be able to meet up and drive together as I have to come back sat morning as well. We have a party we need to attend Sat night.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Tag84

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#10 posted 07-06-2011 11:32 AM

What a fun idea Ken, they look really good!

-- -Thomas -

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#11 posted 07-06-2011 02:23 PM

Great work Ken, as always; this had to be a fun project and will be a real hit with all the surfers!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#12 posted 07-06-2011 06:54 PM

That is some cool gifts. Very nice with the different woods

-- Nollie Bay City , Tx .http://www.leoncustomfurniture.com

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scrappy

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#13 posted 07-07-2011 06:31 AM

Very cool boards. I really like the look of the different woods used.

Glad I could inspire some one, the way soo many here have inspired me to try new things.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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twokidsnosleep

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#14 posted 07-07-2011 09:29 PM

Liking these a lot
Like the wood combinations

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#15 posted 07-25-2011 09:38 PM

Good for you

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