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Project by BarbS posted 10-23-2012 06:29 PM 937 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A fancy desk set with a 10-3/4” long twist pen in a brass funnel and brass posts to hold business cards or Post-It Notes. The Curly Koa base is 9” x 2” x 1” thick. I had a bit of trouble with this long slender pen vibrating on the mandrel and it came out twisting off-center. My solution was to hand sand the mating center edges and substitute a smaller center band, which worked admirably well. Whew, what a relief! I’m still waiting for the day I can turn something beginning to end without having to ‘fix’ something!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/





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SPalm

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#1 posted 10-23-2012 06:37 PM

The world loves a fixer, Barb. Relish in it.

Very elegant. That Koa looks great too.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 08:51 PM

whatever you did barb

it came out great

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 08:56 PM

It all looks gr8. I think being able to fix things when they happen is all a part of woodworking. If we were all perfect, we all be liers. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 10-23-2012 09:48 PM

Fancy, yes! I like it a lot.

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#5 posted 10-23-2012 10:53 PM

Hi Barb ,if you got those BC holders from Rockler , they are actually gold plated , unless they changed the recipe from the ones I bought from them : )
Very nice set , Barb : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 10-23-2012 11:00 PM

Maybe you’re right, Dusty. I hadn’t thought that, but the packaging didn’t say, and I’d forgotten the catalog listing. These are from PSI, but are probably the same product. It does look different than the brass funnel; moreso in the photo than it does in hand.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Sodabowski

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#7 posted 10-23-2012 11:32 PM

Whatever these holders are made from, the fit with that curly Koa is perfect to my eye. Wonderful job, lady! :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#8 posted 10-24-2012 01:57 AM

That’s a really nice looking set Barb! Does anybody ever write letters anymore?!! At any rate this will look divine … even if just used for jotting down notes!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#9 posted 10-24-2012 03:34 AM

Barb,

Delightfully elegant!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 10-24-2012 10:24 AM

That looks great, Barb.

Curly Koa is a beautiful wood. I have a big stash of curly koa veneer I’m saving for something special. Don’t know what that is just yet, though.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#11 posted 10-24-2012 01:38 PM

The difference between a woodworker and a master is how well you can fix your mistakes!

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#12 posted 10-24-2012 05:48 PM

We are our own worst critic. I don’t think that any of us build a project with out something that needs some sort of fix … that is why we do it.
Lovely and elegant desk set; a project well done.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#13 posted 10-24-2012 11:12 PM

Barb ,This is one of the sets I got from Rockler and put to use with some Purpleheart : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 10-25-2012 02:11 AM

Nice, Dusty! and exactly the same. Thanks for showing those.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#15 posted 10-25-2012 08:01 PM

I thank you , Barb : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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