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Project by dustynewt posted 933 days ago 888 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1st – Cherry
2nd – Cherry
3rd – Cumaru (Brazilian Teak)
4th – Wenge
5th – Puprpleheart with Paduak HeartCharms
6th – Cherry

All free-hand cut on a 12” Sear bandsaw with an 1/8” blade. Sanded to 600 grit and finished with three coats of lacquer.

Thanks for looking!

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 933 days ago

NICE WORK

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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takingturns

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#2 posted 933 days ago

very cool. I’ve got to try it!

-- Taking Turns

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#3 posted 933 days ago

Most excellent!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Woodwrecker

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#4 posted 933 days ago

I wish I cut cut that nice on my scroll saw, let along a band saw.
Those came out great, and are sure to sell swiftly.

-- Having fun...Eric

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dustynewt

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#5 posted 933 days ago

Thanks everyone. I hope my posts won’t get tiring. This is the only woodworking I currently have time for. I do love doing these and it makes me feel great to make mementos for folks worldwide out of beautiful little chunks of wood, that would probably otherwise wind up in a landfill. People do love their names.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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RussInMichigan

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#6 posted 933 days ago

Hey Dusty,
Is that your own character set? If not, where can I find it?

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dustynewt

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#7 posted 933 days ago

Hi Russ,
Yes, I carve them free-hand. No patterns. That enables me to cut each letter combination with the strongest, long grain connection. I guarantee my standard keychains for life against breakage (or until they take away my sharp implements).

Here is a short video of one being born. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ZY0ESmMqM

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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