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Project by BarbS posted 544 days ago 829 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 544 days ago

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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patron

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#2 posted 544 days ago

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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Roger

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#3 posted 544 days ago

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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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 544 days ago

Fancy, yes! I like it a lot.

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 544 days ago

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 : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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BarbS

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#6 posted 544 days ago

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 544 days ago

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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justoneofme

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#8 posted 544 days ago

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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lightweightladylefty

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#9 posted 544 days ago

Barb,

Delightfully elegant!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 544 days ago

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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Wdwerker

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#11 posted 543 days ago

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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Grumpymike

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#12 posted 543 days ago

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.

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 543 days ago

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

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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BarbS

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#14 posted 543 days ago

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

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

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 542 days ago

I thank you , Barb : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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