Ice Cream Scoop with Celtic Knot inlay, knurled and burned

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Project by peterpacksmules posted 01-21-2017 08:04 PM 2554 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first prototypes of this project went to relatives for Christmas gifts. I hadn’t used the lathe in 15 or 20 years and started with some avocado “firewood”. I kept refining techniques and learned to use glue liberally and patiently on the inlay. I used yellow heart and purple heart on this one with cherry as the core blank. The knurled texture was framed by burning with an old guitar string. Rockler sells the stainless steel hardware that is removable for washing. Finish was shellac and water-based poly. I had so much fun with this project that I purchased a new lathe and joined a turning club.

-- Pete Redlands, CA

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#1 posted 01-22-2017 02:05 AM

Very Nice !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 01-22-2017 08:56 AM

Nice ice cream scoop.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 01-22-2017 11:56 AM

I am jealous. I have to finish getting my shop up before I can get my lathe going.

Nice work

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#4 posted 01-22-2017 03:48 PM

Nicely done!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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