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Project by Jimnl posted 630 days ago 938 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a bunch of small ring boxes I’m making for Christmas bazaars.
Red Palm
Walnut
Walnut w/Lapis Luzuli inlay
Camphor Burl

-- to turn or not to turn, is that really a question?





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 629 days ago

Very cool love the wood selection.

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WoodenFrog

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#2 posted 629 days ago

Those are real cool! Nice work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Craig Havran

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#3 posted 629 days ago

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!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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JJones98042

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#4 posted 628 days ago

Great boxes! Very nice workmanship!

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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Doe

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#5 posted 627 days ago

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.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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Jimnl

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#6 posted 627 days ago

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.

-- to turn or not to turn, is that really a question?

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