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Project by gator9t9 posted 04-18-2008 06:43 AM 1424 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I hope you dont mind Gary …But i needed a letter opener …so here is what i came up with ….i used Cherry.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm103/gator9t9/Projects/DSCF0423.jpg

and now the whole fam wants them …They seemed to think i should sell them on EBay ..but then i would have to give you part of my winnings and not that i dont want to do that ..but i just retired ..who needs another job …anyway this is the next one …

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm103/gator9t9/Projects/Next%20Project/DSCF0460.jpg

is it a letter opener or a submarine …soon we will know …
and this one is made of well i had to go to the wood store today and saw some Rosewood looked just like this. so I guess it is Mexicali Rosewood …

my next project i will try to show some imagination and think up my own subject….
Mike in Bonney Lake …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."





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BarryW

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#1 posted 04-18-2008 10:26 AM

Gosh, for a second there I thought you were going to hijack a busload of lumberjocks with your wooden knives…glad I was wrong….whew.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 04-18-2008 10:57 AM

Good idea – bet you could sell the heck out of those in a prison :-)).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-18-2008 11:57 AM

Mike,

This is a nice project. It is both useful and looks good to.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Ad Marketing Guy - Bill

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#4 posted 04-18-2008 01:47 PM

Looks good——-Remember; imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#5 posted 04-18-2008 04:09 PM

and they’d make great cereal box openers :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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John Gray

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#6 posted 04-18-2008 04:18 PM

Good job!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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GaryK

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#7 posted 04-18-2008 04:32 PM

Looks good to me! How thick did you make them?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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gator9t9

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#8 posted 04-18-2008 04:39 PM

Thanks so much to all …

i just checked the thickness and the completed cherry opener is now just under 1/8th in at the widest part of the handle …. but the cherry I see at the tip of the knife has tiny fibres ….there …as if it is really too soft to be sharpened …the blade has kind of a nice edge …tho it could not really slice my finger ….
now the other one ..Rosewood or CocoBolo ..what ever wood it is ..that is going to be much harder possibly could have an edge ….and not that i really want an actual knife edge to it …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 04-18-2008 05:58 PM

Oooh, I Debbie must have a special Shreddies opener we haven’t seen. We can be sure it’s not painted walnut though.

and now back to your regularly scheduled program: gator9t9’s post.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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gator9t9

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#10 posted 04-18-2008 05:59 PM

I don’t know what you are talking about ….but thanks ….anyway ….lol
must be an inside joke …
mike in Bonney lake ..

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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