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Lacewood Letter Opener

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Project by ShannonRogers posted 2305 days ago 935 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had this kit for a while and now made it. I decided to innundate my mom with Mother’s day cards and lead off the barrage with this nice letter opener. Simply turned just like a pen on a 7 mm mandrel, sanded to 1500 grit, EEE polish, and two coats of Shellawax friction polished makes a nice shine.

Happy Mother’s day!

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#1 posted 2305 days ago

absolutely gorgeous !!!!

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#2 posted 2305 days ago

That’s one beautiful letter opener. I like your wood choice.

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#3 posted 2305 days ago

That’s one great looking opener!

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#4 posted 2305 days ago

I like it ! Did it come from a kit ?

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#5 posted 2304 days ago

Very pretty, nice finish. I like the shine of the overall project. mike

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#6 posted 2304 days ago

This is a beautiful letter opener. Great finish as well.

Thanks for the post.

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#7 posted 2304 days ago

I am convinced. I have been thinking about doing a letter opener and matching pen/pencil set for quite some time. I hope mine turns out as good as yours. Thanks for sharing.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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