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  1. Double-Sided Name Keychains

    The first two picture are a standard size keychain, approximately 5/8×5/8", in Brazilian Cherry and Yellowheart. The second two are the MiniTag size, about 3/8×3/8", in Purpleheart and Yellowheart. The last photo is a pair of minitags in Maple and Zebrawood
  2. Pau Amarello (Yellowheart) from PapaDan

    Here are some samples of the items I made from the wood that PapaDan sent me, as a result of my Forum proposition http://lumberjocks.com/topics/11131 . Thank you, Dan. This Pau Amarello is some dense stuff. It finishes beautifully and is lustrous in its golden reflection of light. I tried to...
  3. Koa Wood - Hawaiian Gold is my newest favorite.

    For Christmas, my wife gifted me a box of Koa scraps that she found on eBay. I am always on the lookout for beautiful and unusual woods to add to the 20+ species I already carry to produce my woodstuffs. Although the batch she got me was not enough to go add to my retail arsenal, it has given me...
  4. This Week's Woodstuffs

    The first couple are 2-Finger Knuckle rings in Mesquite, Maple and Birdseye. (NY) 3rd - Exotic mix name keychains - Rosewood, Pau Amarello, Madrone, Claro walnut, Amboyna, Bloodwood. (OH) 4th - Pau Amarello his and hers love keychains. (AUST) 5th - Paduak wood name keychains. (AL) 6th -...
  5. Sapele Pommele

    I recently ran across a limited supply of Sapele "Pommele", a tropical African hardwood A remarkable wood that is similar to working mahogany, and finishes like a dream, although getting the photos to show its true beauty is difficult. "Pommele" is a term used to describe the figure of this Sapele.
  6. Today in the Shop

    In order, the woods are Purpleheart, Cherry, Maple, Mesquite, Brazilian Cherry and Walnut. I use a vintage 12" bandsaw from Sears with an 1/8" blade. They are sanded to 320 and finished with three coats of lacquer. I really enjoy doing these and they enable me to meet people all over the...
  7. 2-Liner Keychains: Project and Video

    This order was for one of my regular customers in New York. I have been wanting to do a video of my process, so I figured this would be a good chance. I had to speed the footage up a bit to get the video to a reasonable length. The wood is mesquite. Thans for looking.
  8. I Will Work for Scraps

    This is a result of a swap with a fellow LumberJock that started with my forum entry" ""Carved Keychain for Scrap Wood Exchange" at http://lumberjocks.com/topics/11131. First pic - Cherry Keychains Second - Walnut Desk Name w/base Third - Walnut Desk Name w/base Fourth - Cherry Desk name Fifth...
  9. Woodworking Skill Share
    A buddy of mine is taking down a huge maple in his front yard because he wants more sun. Even as a woodworker, I think he is nuts to destroy something so beautiful, but before I let him spend thousands hauling it away, he said I could mill as much as I wanted. I found another friend who says...
  10. Woodworking Skill Share
    i have been using 2 sided tape for lots of items in the shop for a long time i had 3 rolls of the stuff. i ran out last week and have been looking for more all i can find is real thick stuff that will not work for my purposes i was sure i got this stuff at lowe's/home depot but i can not find...
  11. Marketplace Classifieds
    Just in time for the Holiday Season Here is a chance for you to clear out your scrap bins and get some unique, personalized stocking stuffers in return. I am a maker of small woodstuffs. The most popular being my name keychains. SEE MORE HERE I recently sent out a mailer to dealers of...
  12. Woodworking Skill Share
    Well, time to start thinking about Holiday presents!!! This year I am going to Christmas with my beautiful fiancee and her family out in Arizona. We are both from big families and her siblings have decided that this year we will all bring only stocking stuffers for each of the siblings (and...
  13. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Some of you buddies of mine know that not only am I a woodworker, but I am a guitar nut!! I just love 'em!! I do own a 2001 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus, and I just said goodbye to my Japanese Jackson SL3 Soloist. Since my woodworking part of my life has halted, due to a swollen foot from my...
  14. Finishing
    I'm looking for a good finish for keychains, I've tried epoxy, ca glue and poly. They all crack and peel over time banged up by keys. Any suggestions?
  15. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Fifty-one years ago, Herman James, a North Carolina mountain man, was drafted by the Army. On his first day in basic training, the Army issued him a comb. That afternoon the Army barber sheared off all his hair. On his second day, the Army issued Herman a toothbrush. That afternoon the Army...
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    http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=30668&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=V2042 On sale now with FREE shipping !
  17. Blogs
    A Keychain is Born ~ 8/30/10 ~ With Video I must apologize for my lack of interaction here on LumberJocks. I am on the night shift at the paper mill and my neighbors don't dig the 2:30 am woodworking bit, so I have been limited to my keychain work and ya'll have seen that. It is my night off...
  18. Blogs
    How I Carve a 2-Liner Keychain This shows my methodology for carving one of my 2-Liner keychains. I have carved thousands of these for a wonderful customer to resell, and still have all my digits…(knock on wood). View on YouTube
  19. Finishing
    Where would one find a brushable white lacquer? Most of the sources I'd normally consult appear to be dead ends and I have a customer that wants cabinets refinished, the doors and drawers I will spray with white lacquer, but ummm I can't spray inside their house so… I need a brushable lacquer….
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