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Project by PurpLev posted 422 days ago 966 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A seam ripper, turned from an Olive branch (the symbol of peace). simply a fun project. fairly quick with just 1 part to turn. I put a flat to keep it from turning off the table and burnt the front largest diameter for a bit of an accent.

this was turned from a branch of the tree, and as such used pretty much the entire branch thickness and is turned around it’s axis. I think that fact made for very little to no grain patterns and gives it a very mellow and clean look. While I was hoping for some nice burl type grain patterns at least partially, I am happy with how it came out.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.





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hiswillus

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#1 posted 422 days ago

Nice job Purp ;)

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Lenny

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#2 posted 422 days ago

If for your wife, I hope nothing occurred that moved you to extend an olive branch. Seriously though, very nice piece Sharon.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Kate

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#3 posted 422 days ago

Good idea with the flat and I like the burn accent. Nice use for a branch.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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Karson

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#4 posted 422 days ago

Great project Sharon

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 422 days ago

thanks!

Lenny – ha! no… no peace treaty – just the usual eternal peace :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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JanKrompan1

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#6 posted 422 days ago

Can you please explain how to use the seam ripper, thank you.

-- Jan, Free State Province, South Africa

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 422 days ago

My Mom wood have loved one.
Olive = Peace?
Great wee project.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 422 days ago

It’s really nice, Sharon.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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PurpLev

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#9 posted 422 days ago

Thanks guys.

Jan – a seam ripper has a thin pin like blade that can be pushed between 2 pieces of fabric right at the seam and then pushed through the seam and the blade will slice off the thread – ripping the seam and separating the 2 pieces of fabric. it is used to take things apart.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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BBF

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#10 posted 422 days ago

Very nice and yet another idea for my wife’s BD.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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Douglas Bordner

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#11 posted 422 days ago

Sharon,
Are the metal portions from a kit? I’d love to make one. Nice design element to put that flat in there.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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PurpLev

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#12 posted 422 days ago

Thanks again.

Douglas – yes it’s from a kit. all woodworking stores (PSI, woodcraft are those that I’ve looked at) seem to be carrying those in slightly variations.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Douglas Bordner

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#13 posted 422 days ago

Thanks!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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SPalm

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#14 posted 422 days ago

Very nice Purp.
Looks like the new lathe is working out OK. Neat.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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WodDawg

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#15 posted 421 days ago

Very nice. Has a ‘plastic’ look with no signs of grain.

-- Lynn B. | Indiana | A poor excuse is better than none.

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