colobolo and African Blackwood Wedding flutes

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Project by Scott Oldre posted 838 days ago 1284 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

They were made for my son’s wedding. He never looks at this site, so I should be safe. He gets married on the 21st in MI. Cocobolo flutes with African blackwood stems and cocobolo bottoms. They stand 9” tall with the widest point at 2.5”. The tops are 3/32 thick…they would have been thicker, but those darn catches when you get near the bottom change a few things :) Was going to make a box for them, but got half way done and my heart and dimensions just weren’t into it, so I went to the round stuff. They are gorgeous from my point of view. Finshed with EEE and Mylands friction polish.. I figure the wood itself is oily enough, they’ll always have a sheen. Hope you like.


-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#1 posted 838 days ago

Beautiful gift, I’m sure he will cherish them for years…just hope he “really” doesn’t check this site!! Great job!!!

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#2 posted 838 days ago

You are right Scott, they are gorgeous. The stems and bases look perfect with the flutes. Great turnings and very well matched too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 838 days ago

outstanding (by your lathe ;) )

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#4 posted 838 days ago

Wow, those are amazing!

-- Ryan

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#5 posted 838 days ago

Those are just gorgeous. That will be a very prized gift!!

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

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#6 posted 838 days ago

Beautiful work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 837 days ago

They look awesome. I hope to make something like this one day!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#8 posted 816 days ago

Scott, These are beautiful!! What a wonderful wedding gift!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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