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Project by john2005 posted 06-06-2013 01:18 AM 1383 views 11 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine had one of these that she got on a misson trip years ago somewhere in South America. Well it finally broke on her and so she asked me to make her one. So I made a few as they are quick and it was a good way to use up some small strips that I didn’t know what else to do with. The wood is walnut out of a friends tree. The two that match in shape are the same as what she had and the other is my own spin on it. They are about 5 1/2 inches long. Pretty simple.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#1 posted 06-06-2013 09:52 AM

very cool- did you carve these all out by hand? or start with a saw and work your way into carving?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#2 posted 06-06-2013 12:39 PM

Nice job!. Maybe copy that. Congratulations.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#3 posted 06-06-2013 01:29 PM

Nice work, what did you use to shape them?

-- Please recycle. Save the trees.......for woodcarvers!

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#4 posted 06-06-2013 01:49 PM

I traced the old one onto the workpiece, cut it on the bandsaw, then carved from there. The outsides with a spokeshave and the insides with a sharp chisel, a gouge in the “handle”. Then sand from there. They didn’t take much time to make. Good little gifts for girls

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#5 posted 06-10-2013 02:18 PM

They look really pretty. They are great gift ideas for ladies indeed. Great job!

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