Letter openers and scraper burnishers

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Project by quicksilver posted 04-11-2012 12:07 AM 1716 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really believe that woodturners will always have wood to work with.
I call myself a scrap wood turner. Any and all scraps are fair game.
Fill the voids with super glue and glitter and beautiful things happen.
Turn with a light touch after making sure the voids are totally filled with glue.
Your imagination is all that limits you.

-- Quicksilver

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Tim Dahn

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#1 posted 04-16-2012 01:26 AM

Great looking handles, I guess pics 2,3 and 4 are the same piece of wood?

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#2 posted 04-16-2012 02:01 AM

Thanks Tim,
First is Cocobolo, 2nd is Tamarind, 3rd is (I’m guessing) Rosewood.
Came from that bucket I paid $10 for.
The Tamarind was from Harbor Freight pallets some 20 years ago.
Most of the Tamarind I have given to a friend who makes really great wooden planes.

—Exercise, rest, healthy diet and a mental discipline OF SOME KIND are
really the keys to a happy and healthy mind and heart :)

-- Quicksilver

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#3 posted 04-16-2012 02:10 AM

Shapes for letter opener came from John Siegel’s
“Drafting for wood turning”.

Just remembered I have a huge quote file. Most from this sites woodworkers.

—-”I cannot remember what has happened in other lives.
Often I cannot remember what I did yesterday” – Dali Lama

-- Quicksilver

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