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    Toothpick Holder

    Well here is a toothpick holder that was in Wood magazine. I thought I would give it a try. Pretty easy to do. A few extra steps in turning but thought it came out rather nicely. I already have orders for 9. So the lathe bench better get dry. It is made of mahogany. The finial is stained with minwax ebony stain. It is finished with Antique oil. It is 3 7/8" tall and 5 3/4" tall with the finial.
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    Bernie,
    Until you mentioned it, I never would have guessed it held toothpicks - and that's a good thing!! I can see why you've got orders stacked up.

    Wes

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    Absolutely gorgeous Bernie! You are really getting that finial thing down pat!
    Ken
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    Cool stuff, Bernie. I agree with Ken on the finials. You're getting them down.
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    Very nice Bernie, Which mag did you find those plans? I wouldn't mind giving it a go myself. I need more lathe practice.
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    Hey Bernie, that's great. Better than that plastic box I have.
    Keeps this in my mind. Thanks for posting.

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    I'd not seen that before, very cool indeed!
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    Thanks for all the kind words. These things are fun to turn. Pretty simple.

    Drew these plans are in the new "Wood" magazine. It gives you pretty clear steps on how it is done. The only thing I did different was when I parted off the body I had enough wood left in the chuck to turn a jam chuck. I reversed the holder, jammed it on and finish the bottom then sanded. They showed the guy parting it off and hand sanding. There is also a 3 part video of it which I haven't watched yet. But the article gives you the web address.
    Bernie W.

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    Geez, Bernie, I haven't even finished reading the magazine yet and you've already made the toothpick holder!!! Man, there is no keeping up with you. Beautiful job, Bernie!

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    Thanks Bernie I will have to pick that up today and have a look. You did a great job on it. I really like the use of the eboney on the finial.
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