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    Giant Toothpick Holder

    Here's my version of a toothpick holder. By my estimates, it'll hold about 20 or 30 boxes of 'em. It's ambrosia maple, 11" tall by 5 1/4" wide at the top, and 2 1/4" wide at the bottom. This one put my steady rests to good use. It's finished with Antique Oil and buffed with the three wheel system. It was a learning experience; I didn't quite nail the curve. I'm considering putting it back on the lathe and tweaking the curve ever so slightly. As a famous turner is known to say...it is what it is.

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    Looks good Vaughn!

    At that size, you will probably have to turn your own toothpicks.

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    No Pete, at that size he SHOULD turn his own Toothpicks

    nice work Vaughn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    No Pete, at that size he SHOULD turn his own Toothpicks

    At least he would stand a better chance than one of our UK forum members:

    http://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/v...=246277#246277

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chas Jones View Post
    At least he would stand a better chance than one of our UK forum members:

    http://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/v...=246277#246277

    No need for that Chas ! was only a joke !!!

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    [quote=Vaughn McMillan;87002] It was a learning experience; I didn't quite nail the curve. I'm considering putting it back on the lathe and tweaking the curve ever so slightly. As a famous turner is known to say...it is what it is.[quote]

    I think you did nail it! I wouldn't change a thing. Well done IMO

    Just for fun you should turn some 2X2's into toothpicks and put them in it.
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    Nice one, Vaughn!
    I'd hate to have to dig through looking for just the right toothpick. It would invariably be on the bottom.

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    Nice form, Vaughn. I wouldn't change anything, either, especially since I tend to destroy the piece when I go back to tweak something. I like it as is.
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    Good one Vaughn. You could turn about a 2 yr supply of toothpicks for that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Good one Vaughn. You could turn about a 2 yr supply of toothpicks for that one.
    2 years??
    Bernie, my friend, you must love your toothpicks!!

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