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Location : North Alabama
Registration date : 2013-09-06

PostSubject: This is what boredom got me!   Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:29 pm

An African blackwood and briar tamper.

Well, I was waiting on some glue to dry on a turning blank I had just put together and looked around the work bench at the odds and ends from various projects. A small piece of African Blackwood, a small cut off of briar and a spare brass tube from pen making. Put it together and this is what I got. Gave me a lot of ideas. I know this 1 isn't a fine finished item but just goofing around.



Approx. 3.5" long with the tamp end roughly 5/8" and the other end a scraper. If you have ever messed with blackwood I have no doubt that it is hard enough for the job.
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klause

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Registration date : 2012-07-09

PostSubject: Re: This is what boredom got me!   Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:54 pm

I REALLY like that - a lot. Very nice work, Crafty.

If that's just goofing around, I can't wait to see what not goofing around, and a fine finish, will produce - because that look very finely finished to me.

Superb!
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pepesdad1

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Age : 74
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03

PostSubject: This is what boredom got me!   Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:19 pm

Looks great and I bet it works even better.
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Richard Hester
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Age : 51
Location : missouri
Registration date : 2009-08-12

PostSubject: Re: This is what boredom got me!   Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:20 pm

Very nice I love it
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Location : North Alabama
Registration date : 2013-09-06

PostSubject: Re: This is what boredom got me!   Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:38 pm

After I turned the ends and fitted to the brass tube in the briar, a light sanding then buffing with red trip and white diamond. No stains or carnuba the blackwood was just epoxied in with 5 min.
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