colobolo and African Blackwood Wedding flutes

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Project by Scott Oldre posted 04-14-2012 03:10 PM 2022 views 2 times favorited 9 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 04-14-2012 03:39 PM

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 04-14-2012 04:32 PM

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 04-14-2012 04:33 PM

outstanding (by your lathe ;) )

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

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#4 posted 04-14-2012 06:10 PM

Wow, those are amazing!

-- Ryan

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#5 posted 04-14-2012 09:05 PM

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 04-14-2012 09:07 PM

Beautiful work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 01:32 AM

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 05-06-2012 11:08 PM

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

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 04-23-2015 12:36 PM

Beautiful and elegant!!!

-- Mark, North Carolina

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