A woodworkers version of wrapping paper

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Project by lumberjoe posted 12-25-2012 03:02 AM 1312 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned my dad a pen and pencil set out of some really nice Bocote. As I was wrapping them, it just didn’t look complete. Given it’s Christmas eve, mostly everything around me is closed. I had some walnut and cherry in the shop. A quick trip to the craft store found a clock movement, albeit not a great one. This is the best I could come up with in a few hours notice. Thank God for the miricle of hot hide glue! This would not have been possible in the short time frame without rub joints.

I needed a super fast finish, and it needed to be sold at walmart, because that was all that was open. I picked up some minwax fast drying lacquer. it actually came out pretty decent. I was able to lay down 4 solid coats. I will buff it out and wax it tomorrow morning.

It’s not the nicest thing I have made, but it sure does beat wrapping paper as the pen and pencil is really the main gift here.


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#1 posted 12-25-2012 05:08 AM

Gotta love hide glue.
Nice gift wrap and the finish is hard to beast in the allotted time.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 05:25 AM

Very nice project! I love it!
Great work and Quick work!
It would took me a month to complete!
Merry Christmas!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 06:54 AM

Great idea ,super job.

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 01:35 PM

Thanks guys. This was definitely not the best finish I have produced, and I don’t think I will be using Minwax lacquer ever again, but it’s acceptable. It looks a lot better with a little wax and getting the dust out of the creases.

Merry Christmas everyone!


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