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a bunch of small ring boxes I’m making for Christmas bazaars. Red PalmWalnutWalnut w/Lapis Luzuli inlayCamphor Burl
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#1 posted 10-22-2012 04:44 AM
Very cool love the wood selection.
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#2 posted 10-22-2012 02:38 PM
Those are real cool! Nice work!
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#3 posted 10-23-2012 02:22 AM
One of the first pieces of wood I turned was Red Palm and it was horrible. Your piece has inspired me to give this species another shot. Great job!
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#4 posted 10-23-2012 02:09 PM
Great boxes! Very nice workmanship!
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#5 posted 10-24-2012 11:38 PM
They’re beautiful. How did you manage the red palm? Do you have any hints? I love it but it’s awfully chippy; if the tools aren’t sharp or you’re not really careful, you get awful shards flying off. I’m getting better but I can’t imagine hollowing a box.
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#6 posted 10-25-2012 12:03 AM
Thanks for the compliments. In regards to the red palm, the exterior gave me more problems than hollowing the interior. I used the long point of a small skew to do the inside sides and a regular flat scraper for the rest. Maybe because the fibers were supported I didn’t have the tear out? Sharp tools is the most important, I kept honing the chisels.
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