Seam ripper

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Project by dspahn posted 04-25-2012 11:49 PM 1322 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Seam ripper for my mom. And not one of those kit seam rippers. I removed the plastic handle from a Clover ripper (my mom’s preferred brand), and glued it into the center of the handle.

This was more difficult than it looked because things kept coming unglued, even though I used a dowel to join the end caps to the main body. And then when I drilled out the cap, I didn’t get it dead on center, so it didn’t join with the tenon quite right. But eventually, with a lot of patience, and more sanding than I care to admit, I got it to come together nicely.

Cocobolo ends, with tulipwood in the middle, sanded to 400 grit, and finished with a mixture of mineral oil and beeswax.

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#1 posted 04-26-2012 02:26 AM

Nicely done!

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#2 posted 04-26-2012 03:37 AM

wow very nice and a great idea, I am going to have to make one of those for my mom as welll.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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