Walnut Key Necklace Charm

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Project by KnotCurser posted 02-12-2014 12:27 AM 1246 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this as a gift for my wife’s birthday, which is today.

It’s a pattern from our own “scrollgirl”, Sheila Landry. I think the original was around four inches long, but I scaled this down to only two and half inches.

I made sure to cut with the running grain for some added strength as well as keep the key 1/4” thick – hope that will prevent any breaks!

I soaked the key in lemon oil and then some spray lacquer for a shine.

By the way, she loved it. :-)



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#1 posted 02-12-2014 12:36 AM

Beautiful work, and thanks for referring to your wife as “my wife” rather than “the wife”. I’ve noticed that a lot of LumberJocks prefer the latter. As in … the shop, the car, the dog, etc.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#2 posted 02-12-2014 12:55 AM

Very nice cutting, and thank you to “my wife” as well. Oh, happy birthday to her.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#3 posted 02-12-2014 01:14 AM

You did a beautiful job on this Bob! Thank you for mentioning me. You really know how to make me look good! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 02-12-2014 01:43 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed Bob! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 02-12-2014 02:08 AM

Really nice and a Happy B-Day to your wife. What is the significance of the lemon juice??? Thnx in advance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 02-12-2014 02:27 AM


I did a virtual double-take when you asked about “the lemon juice”.

Not lemon JUICE, lemon OIL. ;-)

I wonder what lemon juice would do the a piece of walnut? Gotta try that out now…......



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#7 posted 02-12-2014 04:36 AM

This is really nice.

You do great work, no doubt.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 02-12-2014 11:28 AM

Ahhh,, my eyes are playin tricks on me… Thnx bob

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 02-12-2014 12:57 PM

That is beautiful, Bob and old keys are very in style right now. Wish I could make one, but I don’t have those talents!

-- ~Julie~

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#10 posted 02-13-2014 05:47 PM

Great job.

-- Todd

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