Gifts for a trip

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Project by jfk4032 posted 03-07-2017 11:13 AM 898 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We’re starting to plan a FL trip here soon so I wanted to get ahead of things and knock out some gifts for the different friends and family we’re staying with. The first going left to right is a baseball bat bottle stopper made from an ash baseball billet. I used a Ruth Niles stainless stopper and inset a Baltimore Orioles golf ball marker with some two part epoxy.

The next one to the right is another bottle stopper made from wood given to me from a recently passed master carpenter who was my inspiration to take on intarsia. The lighter color wood is Zebrawood and I’m not sure about the other, looks like a darker Zebrawood; dark wood color with dark stripes…any educated guesses out there? I sandwiched a thin brass sheet in between the two woods.

The pen to the right is a PSI nautical pen kit made from Teak, of course, what else for a nautical pen? The mini key chain pen is also a PSI kit and was made from some leftover laminated scraps from some bow bread knifes from previous gifts (see The last pen was made from the same two woods as the second bottle stopper and with the same brass pieces separating the two woods.

I’m in the middle of a big intarsia build so I have posted much recently, hopefully will finish that in another couple of months. Also didn’t post a big shop build from 2016 because I never took pictures of that (29 drawer work bench with chop station, router table and RAS station) because I immediately started the intarsia build as I spread out lots of wood over the bench area for the intarsia piece and didn’t take pictures with the bench cleared out and all clean.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#1 posted 03-07-2017 06:09 PM

All of these will make memorable gifts to the lucky recipients Joel.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 03-07-2017 06:43 PM


Doing the important stuff first, but take a moment to record your accomplishments.You can show the project after its been used. LOL! Keep up the good work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 03-08-2017 03:27 PM

A great collection of fine gifts. I am sure they will be appreciated.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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