Toothpick Holder in Kingwood.

Darren Wright

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That's one of the nicest toothpick holders I've seen. Are you turning the toothpicks too? ;) :D

There is an old episode of "The Beverly Hillbillies" tv show. Where Uncle Jed is stilling whittling on a log, they come back later to see him putting the final touches on a tooth pick , which he then uses. :)
 

Mike Stafford

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One of my favorite woods... Love your toothpick holder.

I once turned a cigar box for a single cigar from a piece of kingwood. That turned out to be a problem as the odor from the wood permeated the cigar inside and resulted in off flavors when it was smoked.
 

Chas Jones

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Very nice, Chas! Is that a kit or did you find a threaded collar and build the rest from scratch?

All home produced Vaughn, I prefer to use Brass if I have stock but do also use Aluminium when it runs out, wood I have a plenty, small items like this are a chance to use up some of those bits that keep resisting the firewood bin.
 

Vaughn McMillan

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All home produced Vaughn, I prefer to use Brass if I have stock but do also use Aluminium when it runs out, wood I have a plenty, small items like this are a chance to use up some of those bits that keep resisting the firewood bin.
Thanks, Chas. I really like the simple and clean lines of yours compared to the kits I've seen from Craft Supplies and Penn State.
 

Jim DeLaney

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I do use a metal lathe, but have done them on a wood lathe in the past.
Most Brass is easily turned on a wood lathe with HSS tools and threads cut with Taps and Dies.
Thanks. I was wondering whether the threads were machine-cut or die cut. Brass machines beautifully, doesn't it?
 
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