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    Not Much, but It's Turning

    I've been doing bits and pieces of turning, but no major projects are finished yet. (Got a sweet burl bowl in the wings, though. Just have to decide on a base for it.) Last night, though, LOML needed a quick birthday gift for a friend at work, so I whipped together a paper clip bowl. The one I made for LOML a couple months ago has been a big hit at the office.

    This one is wormy spalted maple, with Behlen's friction polish. The magnet rings are the "deluxe" ones from Craft Supplies. I bought some of their regular ones, and they are much smaller and weaker.

    I intentionally left the walls thick. These things need the weight, since the big magnets are so strong. The one I made for LOML is lighter, and it's almost impossible to remove a paper clip without using two hands.

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    And to make sure she doesn't give it away...it's personalized.

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    The friend has been lusting for one of these ever since she saw he first one I made, so I suspect no real risk of her giving it away.
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    Might not seem like much, but I bet it is a big hit!
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    I did a little looking into the year-old eBay order this wood came from, and I'm pretty sure it's sycamore, not maple. Oh well, it's got "maple" woodburned on the bottom of it, so it's maple now.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
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    Might not be much, but it turned out realy nice!
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    Nice personal gift Vaughn! Nicely done!
    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Might not be much, but it turned out realy nice!
    I bet your wife's coworker will be bowled over by the thoughtfulness of such a beautiful gift!

    (Rennie started it! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    And to make sure she doesn't give it away...it's personalized.
    Ahh yes, the gift that holds you captive.

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    Vaughn, great gift! I need to order some of those magnet rings...
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    Nicely done, Vaughn.
    She's going to be thrilled to get it!
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    become so uncommon?

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    Very nice gift Vaughn! Looks like it would work just great! Beautiful wood - whatever it is! Also - great photos! Very clean and with natural colors!
    Steve

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