Letter openers from scrap wood

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Project by Ebro posted 09-14-2015 01:38 PM 1146 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some nice looking scrap from other projects that I couldn’t throw out so I decided to use it to make letter openers. I didn’t have any plans, I cut them freehand on a band saw and sanded them on a stationary belt sander. The top 3 are walnut, the next 2 are cocobolo, the next 5 are hickory and the bottom is cherry. All of them except the cocobolo are finished with wiping varnish, wax and ran through a buffing wheel. The cocobolo openers don’t have any finish, they’re just buffed. I’m doing a local craft fair in a few months and I’ll try to sell them there. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-14-2015 01:44 PM

Very Nice! Good luck at the craft fair.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 09-14-2015 03:37 PM

A great use for off fall, great idea!

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#3 posted 09-15-2015 12:34 AM

These r great ! I love the idea and execution… Nice job

-- AJ

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#4 posted 09-15-2015 09:20 AM

Outstanding project and idea. I have bunch of such narrow scraps which I still keep but I don’t know why.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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