Exotic Mix Samplers

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Project by dustynewt posted 643 days ago 900 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are crafted by hand with a different exotic wood “cap” for each letter. Fine hardwoods like Cocobolo, Rosewood, Pau Amarello, Madrone, Zebrawood, Purpleheart, Bloodwood, etc. are bonded to a Maple substrate.

It is a great way (though time consuming) to use up precious little bits I cannot bring myself to toss.

They are done freehand on a 70’s era Craftsman bandsaw with an 1/8” blade, then sanded to 600 grit and 3 coats of clear lacquer are applied.

Thanks for looking!

-- Peace in Wood ~

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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 643 days ago

Fun stuff. I especially like the cocobolo(?) with the sapwood included. Love that you are always innovating within your product line.

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

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#2 posted 643 days ago

Thanks Doug. I HAVE to keep new stuff coming or I get bored.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#3 posted 643 days ago

now that a sharp look ,really like those .
say hi to juls for me …..

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

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#4 posted 643 days ago

What a gr8 way to recycle some scraps and cut-offs.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 643 days ago

It is sweetest when your name is on it.

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#6 posted 643 days ago

Great use of scraps. I’m the same way, I can’t throw away little scrapes of exotics, Nice work!

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#7 posted 642 days ago

Nice job !!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.

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#8 posted 637 days ago

Thanks for all the comments. They are fun to make!

-- Peace in Wood ~

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