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    Gothic Letter Opener

    Made out of 1/4" Walnut , soaked in Lemon oil over-night and set up to day . This picture shown has no finish on it , but later I applyed two coats Lacquer finish and it was a big hit with family members ...Pattern came from Steve Good's web-site { A great Pattern maker } ....
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    Very nice work and an interesting pattern.
    Your lacquer over lemon oil is a new one on me. I'm wondering if the oil might surface and discolor the lacquer. Is this a method you use often?
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    Nice and interesting design.

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    pretty cool
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    I like it! What a neat idea, looks like it turned out well.

    I'm curious as well about the soaking in lemon oil? Never heard that one before.

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    Great looking opener. Looks like Steve has some pretty nice patterns on his site
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    Nice work , the design is great.
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    No vampires in your house with that hanging up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Very nice work and an interesting pattern.
    Your lacquer over lemon oil is a new one on me. I'm wondering if the oil might surface and discolor the lacquer. Is this a method you use often?
    Frank this is the way that I say Steve Good do it and I'm not sure about discolor . But I did try Poly spray on it first and it would not stick to the surface of the Letter Opener ........I can say the the lemon oil really did have an affect on the look of the walnut - it seemed to give it more life and luster .......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Meyer View Post
    No vampires in your house with that hanging up.
    Like this Bob .......
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