Olivewood Letter Opener

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Project by Fridgecritter posted 02-26-2014 05:22 PM 858 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was making a crochet hook, and there was a worm hole through the blank, so I couldn’t complete it with this blank. So I made lemonade, so to speak. It’s about 5.5 inches long and 3/4 around at the largest part of the handle. I used the band saw to start the blade shape, and then my oscillating drum sander to shape the blade.

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 05:43 PM

That’s really cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-27-2014 01:36 AM

Whether a crochet hook or a letter opener. You picked some beautiful wood grain in this piece of olive wood!!!!! Then you matched some beautiful lines to set it off!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#3 posted 02-27-2014 04:38 AM

Beautiful letter opener.

Great choice of wood

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 03-04-2014 04:53 PM

Your olivewood has pretty grains and figures. Like the beautiful shape and finish. Great job!

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#5 posted 09-10-2014 02:02 PM

cool turning!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#6 posted 09-10-2014 02:03 PM

This turned out nicely. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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