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Thread: Oh No - Toothpick Holders??

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    Oh No - Toothpick Holders??

    Had to try these things!

    The bodies are all of birch.

    The first one has a walnut finial & basket.
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    The second has a purpleheart finial & basket.

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    The third, I used bloodwood.
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    The one in the middle here I tried something different. I made the basket much deeper and smaller in diameter. In fact, I made it too small and the angle to put the toothpicks in is so tight that I had to cut the toothpicks shorter just to get them in. A little more learning to go. I made the finial & basket of walnut and turned the post from a piece of cedar just to see how it would work out.
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    These things are a lot of fun to turn and I like trying different designs. May have to try a few more when I get the time. I envy you guys who seem to have something new to show every day.

    Thanks for looking. Any comments or criticisms are appeciated.
    .....Gord

    Oh, yeah, sorry about the poor photography again!

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    All three look great but the second one is my favourite.

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    Gord all three are beauties. I like the first one. Well done.
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    Way to go Gord, they look great!

    Sure are fun eh?
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    Nice designs, clean look to them - I like them all!
    Steve

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    Way to go, Gord! Those are all nice but I think I like the slender one best.
    Cody


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    Thanks guys! Much appreciated.
    Steve, Cody, the slim one is my favorite, too. I was starting to think I was the only one who liked it. If I hadn't made the basket so deep that I can't get a full-length toothpick in it I'd like it a lot better.

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    Great job.
    Can you just cut the basket down some? Would that make it useable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin McPeek View Post
    Great job.
    Can you just cut the basket down some? Would that make it useable?
    Yes, I suppose I could, but that would take time away from the next project.
    Once I finish something I figure "too many things to do, too little time."
    Thanks for looking.

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