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Project by johnstoneb posted 10-27-2012 02:43 PM 871 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this from bloodwood and walnut cutoffs I had laying around. I gued it up turned it round then found a picture of a shape I liked and contoured it to resemble the picture. It weighs 15oz. I finished it with boiled linseed oil. I was pretty happy with the way it turned out.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 10-27-2012 04:27 PM

Nice work Bruce. I need to make one of these as soon as I get my lathe up and running.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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shampeon

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#2 posted 10-28-2012 01:23 AM

Lovely combination, with the bloodwood and walnut.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#3 posted 10-28-2012 01:30 AM

Nice looking carvers mallet.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-28-2012 01:44 AM

Nice…how does the bloodwood hold up? I don’t have any experience with it.

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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johnstoneb

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#5 posted 10-28-2012 03:09 AM

I think it should hold up. This is the first time I’ve used bloodwood. The place I get my wood from has a bin of cutoffs they sell and I picked up a piece of bloodwood to play with. It is quite a bit harder than Purpleheart and yellowheart. The piece I got has some pretty wild grain. It planed real well. When I ran it thru the jointer 1/2 the edge looked real nice and the other half chipped out real bad. I turned it around and the results were just the opposite. It turned really well and had a pleasant smell. I’ll use it on some more projects.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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OnlyJustME

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#6 posted 10-28-2012 03:40 AM

Really nice looking woods. I’ll have to get some of that blood wood.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 10-28-2012 01:54 PM

Too pretty to use—really nice job though.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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johnstoneb

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#8 posted 10-28-2012 02:01 PM

I subscribe to the theory that nice looking tools just make the job that much more pleasant.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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OnlyJustME

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#9 posted 10-28-2012 02:07 PM

It can’t just look good though. It has to perform well too. If it doesn’t perform well it just sits there and looks good, of course if that is what it is designed to do than it is performing well. lol

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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