Wine Stoppers & Pen/Pencil for Charity Auction

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Project by Jim posted 04-15-2016 04:09 PM 1289 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

The wine stoppers will be combined with a couple of bottles of premium wine from our wine cellar. They’re made from glued up slices of lacewood and walnut.

The pen & pencil set is always a good auction item especially right before graduation time. They are both amboyna burl. Beware, I had a distinct allergic reaction to this stuff. I got them done, but about halfway through first one, I started having trouble swallowing and the back of my throat got “ichy”. I stepped outside and got some fresh air and water and it cleared up. I finished up the rest with a respirator mask on. The only other wood I’ve had any reaction to was teak so this came as a surprise to me. I’ll definitely be more careful.

The charity is our church’s medical ministry trip to Ecuador coming this summer. It provides much needed medical, dental and vision services to some depressed areas in Ecuador. And, it’s a great experience in giving for the group of teens that participate.

-- Jim, Now in Nashville, TN

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#1 posted 04-16-2016 01:44 AM

Nice projects for a very worthy cause. Also thank you for sharing the information related your allergic reaction – reinforces my intention to keep my dust mask a regular part of my wood working.

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