today's quicky toothpick holder

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Project by Scott Oldre posted 09-04-2011 12:37 AM 1541 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have a party to go to tonight, so wanted to make the hosts something I know they don’t have.

Toothpick holder, body of Cebil (Patagonian rosewood), cocobolo finial, cocobolo spindle, and black palm cup that holds the toothpicks. 4 hours, and first time I’d done something like this. Came out nice I think.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#1 posted 09-04-2011 01:36 PM

That’s pretty clever. Your own design, I’venot seen one like it?

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#2 posted 09-04-2011 02:10 PM

Dan, I found a video on youtube.. Not too difficult to do. I only needed to see the parts involved, after that I pretty much winged it. Took about 4 hours from picking the wood off the shelf to putting it on the kitchen counter. I probably went way overboard with the spindle inside because you really can’t see it, but hey, if you’re going to put something on the lathe, might as well make it fancy.

Looking at the video now, I see that I made mine much bigger in capacity than this guy did. I used a 3×3 chunk to start with, and used a 1 3/4” forstner bit. Cebil made plenty of smoke going down the end grain. Hope you give it a shot.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 09-04-2011 02:17 PM

Very nice project. Also a great idea.


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#4 posted 09-05-2011 11:42 PM

Great Project!! What a nice gift, simply beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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