The bottle opener

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Project by john2005 posted 12-22-2012 05:00 AM 1344 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Heres a little Christmas present. We have 5 species of wood here. On the outside is black walnut from a co-workers tree. Then some mahogany left over from a different project, then applewood out of my old mac tree. Crossing the handle we have cocobolo and box elder. Spun on the lathe, then spun on the spindle sander. It feels real nice. Merry Christmas jocks!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#2 posted 12-22-2012 10:04 AM

Nice looking piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-22-2012 10:43 PM

Wow, looks great. The cross bands really add to look.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#4 posted 05-01-2015 10:28 AM

This just appeared on my front page. Very cool design, love the way it has been flattened out. May have to try this idea. Hope you don’t mind.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 05-06-2015 06:00 PM

Pretty cool.

-- 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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