A seam ripper

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Project by Nathan H. posted 04-29-2014 06:42 PM 1427 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this seam ripper for my wife last night. Noticed a week ago she was using one from hobby lobby that had no handle on it at all and thought that was rather unsafe so i ordered this kit and blank from Wood-N-Whimsys. Everything came in the mail yesterday and I jumped on the lathe as soon as I could after supper. I was able to surprise her just before bed with this. Thankfully she loved it and ordered at least 2 more for her friends who sew for hobby as well.

This project was fun and i was able to put to use a few new toys i have been slowly buying over the last week. Learned that resin casted blanks are tougher to turn than i thought, but they take oops’s with the skew considerably better than wood. For practice i used the skew chisel on this exclusively.

-- - Nathan H., Iowa

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#1 posted 04-30-2014 06:28 PM

Great gift and a great turn!!!

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

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#2 posted 05-13-2014 12:05 PM

Great turn. Many points adds with your wife certanlly! Congratulations.

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

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#3 posted 05-13-2014 12:22 PM

Did you say you ordered it from Wood-N-Whimsys? My mom want to start making small things like that on the lathe.

Looks very good.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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Nathan H.

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#4 posted 05-13-2014 12:53 PM

Yes, you can get it from Penn State as well, but its cheaper at Wood-N-Whimsies.

-- - Nathan H., Iowa

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