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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    A Few Bottle Stoppers and a Screwdriver

    Gearing up for Christmas sales and gifts, and since I had the photo tent set up, I figured I'd share these here.

    First up is an assortment of bottle stoppers. These are all finished with CA, and the woods (from left to right) are brown dyed buckeye burl, natural buckeye burl, turquoise dyed buckeye burl, pao ferro, and natural buckeye burl. This display is ready to go to the office with me in hopes of making a bit of Christmas money.

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    This is a multi-tip screwdriver made out of black palm using a Rockler kit. It's pretty tough wood to tools and high speeds seemed to help. It's finished with CA and buffed. The end grain on the black palm has a very cool "confetti" or "leopard" look to it. I built up the CA real thick, so I could sand it smooth and have no surface variations. The pics don't really show it, but this thing feels and looks like it was dipped in molten glass. This one is intended as a gift for one of my nephews. I have enough palm wood (and hardware) for two more of these, one of which is planned for another gift, and the third will likely be sold.

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    As always, comments and critiques are welcome...thanks for looking.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Those all look great, I've really got to get into the bottle stopper things....

    That is the first time I've seen the screwdriver set, that would have been perfect for Christmas gifts

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Nice Vaughn. I ordered 5 of the Rockler kits 2 weeks ago for Christmas presents and some walnut and cherry 2 x 2's to go with them. Now, I just need to find the time!


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