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  1. Lignum Vitae bowl

    8" diameter bowl turned from Lignum Vitae. This stuff is gruesome to sand, the paper loads up instantly. I think I burned through about $10 worth of sanding discs for my drill on this.
  2. Pedestal bowl or chalice: West Indian Satinwood and Lignum Vitae.

    Bowl or chalice recently finished. West Indian Satinwood and Lignum Vitae. Almost 10" tall. Paste wax finish. Thanks for looking! Alexander
  3. Lignum Vitae Door pull- mini wand

    The Death Stick AKA The Elder Wand was the most powerful wand known to man in the Land of Harry Potter Until now… A friends wife asked me to make an elder wand door pull for her Harry potter room, underneath the stairs in their new house. I had some 3/4×3/4×5 Lignum Vitae blank from the only...
  4. Skittle and Toy Pieces, Etc.

    Hi, I have a Sherline Machine Shop with full CNC capabilities. I like to make pins out of birch (Purchased at WoodCraft) and Tops out of Exotic Woods including some tops with brass weighting. I have made a prototype Skittle Box using inlayed woods as taught to me by Fr. Vic Zehnder, S.J. I...
  5. Mallet from a Bowl

    For years I have been using a 2.5 lb club hammer to drive my chisels but after seeing various beautiful examples of lignum vitae mallets on the web I convinced myself that such a thing was essential. Now,my first port of call whenever I'm looking to buy wood or supplies these days is,of...
  6. Lignum Vitae Fountain Pen

    I was asked to make a fountain pen by a co-worker. He did not have a preference to what wood I used. He just wanted a fountain pen for a son-in-law that collects fountain pens. This is what I came up with for him. It is an El Grande kit, and the wood is Lignum Vitae. It has some interesting...
  7. Diamond Willow / Antler Cane #7

    Materials --------- Handle - Elk Antler Wood Caps on Antler Handle - Apple Tree Wood [back yard find] Wedge - Lignum vitae Shaft - Diamond Willow Satin Poly Finish Thank You for your interest. -Everyday above ground is a good day.
  8. Lignum Vitae Bowl/ Pencil Pot

    Lignum Vitae is an extremely dense wood with a specific gravity of 1.23 which means it sinks while in water rather than floating. The timber was hard to sand due to the high oil/wax content of the wood which meant I only did minimal sanding to the bowl.
  9. Oak and Mesquite Box with Organic Shaped Lid

    This is one of the first boxes I made a few years ago. I did a series trying different joinery methods. This one is one example of the dovetails I made. I used oak and mesquite. I confess, I used a jig for the dovetails and have since moved on to handwork. I will post some of the hand cut...
  10. Howler Bass

    This was a bass that I built for Rob Icaza, the bass player from Howl. This bass is comprised of 410 individual pieces of wood with species including cherry, wenge, purpleheart, lignum vitae, ash, maple, paduak, poplar, bamboo. This bass was probably one of the most ambitious projects I have...
  11. Teenie Little Bud Vase

    Last time I was in Rockler, I took a look at some of the turning blanks they had and picked up a little piece of Lignum Vitae that was about 4" long and 2" square (for the princely sum of $1.99 US). I just wanted something a little different to try in the lathe and this wood turned like a dream...
  12. Lignum vitae knife.

    Playing with the scroll saw. It's made from lignum vitae.
  13. New Turkey Trumpets

    These are by far the most complicated thing I have ever turned. Not only are the internal dimensions a closely guarded secret but there are so many steps in the process to figure out that the first few of these were not fun. These take no less than 5 drill bits, custom jamb chucks and a steady...
  14. Pens Made as Gifts

    These are a couple of pens I recently made as gifts. One is bloodwood and the other is lignum vitae.
  15. New Mallets for the 2019 Mallet Swap

    THis was a really great swap for me. First I got a great Tungsten filled banger from HungryPacman which is perfect for dovetailing. Second I got to try a lot of new things, methods, techniques and woods. After making a number of mallets of various woods and handle styles I picked the best three...
  16. LV Box

    I was not planning on going in the workshop to turn this as I had something else I wanted to complete. Anyway, this is a box made from Lignum Vitae and measures 4" X 3" to the top of the finial/handle. Sanded to 2000grit using woodwax 22 as a lubricant as I feel it needed nothing else as it...
  17. Puzzles

    Inspired by simmothewoodturner and his puzzle, I looked up the solution to the "Lover's Yoke" and built one. The red one was a flat cut-off of bubinga, I turned the two beads, and tried my hand at relief carving. The green one is Lignum Vitae with hand carved beads. Just to be funny, the...
  18. Lignum Vitae Mallet

    Mallet turned out of 4 pieces of 1X1X12 Lignum Vitae turning stock Gorilla Glued together and turned as a unit. Waterproof. Weighs just over 2 pounds. I left a flat spot on one side so it won't roll off a table as easily or to use as a flat striking surface. I haven't sanded down the ends in...
  19. Kids' Swords

    After seeing, and scoffing at, the basic wooden swords in Peter Pan, I made swords for my kids. The top one is Lignum Vitae, blade cut with a band saw, with a tang (tenon) that extends through the hilt about three inches into the turned handle. Notch in the handle filled with twisted NiChrome...
  20. Honduran Mahogany Outdoor Cabinet

    This small cabinet is made of Honduran Mahogany. It's intended purpose is to be used as an outdoor storage cabinet for garden implements to be kept on my front porch. Each side of the carcass was first Doweled and glued together, and then doweled, glued, and nailed to each other. The handle is...
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