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kaitlyn3837

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PostSubject: Blood Wood & Peruvian Mahogany Tamper   Mon May 09, 2016 8:57 pm

Bottom is Bloodwood, 3 leather spacers, top is Peruvian Mahogany. Gotta admit I'm a little disappointed in this one. I couldn't figure out why it wasn't flush, I usually never have a problem with that.

I do really like the imperfection in the Bloodwood though. It's a natural crack but it looks so cool with the discoloration. I'm debating on whether to sell it or not, I hate that it's not flush but I also hate to waste these two cool pieces of wood.









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Eric Furgeson

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PostSubject: Re: Blood Wood & Peruvian Mahogany Tamper   Mon May 09, 2016 9:34 pm

Nice work!!!! I like the imperfectly perfect. The natural crack adds to the appeal of it as far as I can see.
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PostSubject: Re: Blood Wood & Peruvian Mahogany Tamper   Mon May 09, 2016 9:46 pm


Here are some I have been playing around with.
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PostSubject: Re: Blood Wood & Peruvian Mahogany Tamper   Mon May 09, 2016 11:10 pm

Eric Furgeson wrote:

Here are some I have been playing around with.

Do you use a lathe with those? Super cool!
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PostSubject: Re: Blood Wood & Peruvian Mahogany Tamper   Mon May 09, 2016 11:14 pm

Eric Furgeson wrote:
Nice work!!!! I like the imperfectly perfect. The natural crack adds to the appeal of it as far as I can see.
 

I like the natural crack too! It came with the wood and I think it adds a lot of character. Of course, pictures never give the perfect view. In person, it looks wicked cool with the crack.
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PostSubject: Re: Blood Wood & Peruvian Mahogany Tamper   Mon May 09, 2016 11:33 pm

I enjoy the varying textures you have going on there. Very 'one of a kind'!
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PostSubject: Re: Blood Wood & Peruvian Mahogany Tamper   Mon May 09, 2016 11:39 pm

kaitlyn3837 wrote:
Do you use a lathe with those? Super cool!
I actually fit the stock into my drill press and us it as a vertical lathe. I shape them with files and sand paper. I am just using cheaper hardwoods, bone, horn, and leather for now until I get a better feel for how I need to approach it. Then I will start to use more exotic woods.
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PostSubject: Re: Blood Wood & Peruvian Mahogany Tamper   Tue May 10, 2016 7:32 am

Eric Furgeson wrote:
kaitlyn3837 wrote:
Do you use a lathe with those? Super cool!
I actually fit the stock into my drill press and us it as a vertical lathe. I shape them with files and sand paper. I am just using cheaper hardwoods, bone, horn, and leather for now until I get a better feel for how I need to approach it. Then I will start to use more exotic woods.

That's awesome because I use my drill press too. Whatever works, right? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Blood Wood & Peruvian Mahogany Tamper   Tue May 10, 2016 10:07 am

kaitlyn3837 wrote:
Eric Furgeson wrote:
kaitlyn3837 wrote:
Do you use a lathe with those? Super cool!
I actually fit the stock into my drill press and us it as a vertical lathe. I shape them with files and sand paper. I am just using cheaper hardwoods, bone, horn, and leather for now until I get a better feel for how I need to approach it. Then I will start to use more exotic woods.

That's awesome because I use my drill press too. Whatever works, right? Smile

Drill presses? Lathes? Wow, y'all got some fancy tools there!
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PostSubject: Re: Blood Wood & Peruvian Mahogany Tamper   Tue May 10, 2016 1:46 pm

Imperfections have character. Some of the best things in life have a crack 5)  IE: The Libery Bell. cheers

AJ
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PostSubject: Re: Blood Wood & Peruvian Mahogany Tamper   Tue May 10, 2016 5:09 pm

I employ a bit of Wabi-Sabi philosophy in my life, and became enamoured with the art of Kintsugi. Though I'm not suggesting you fill the crack with gold, pewter might look pretty cool. Or copper.

So the crack, it works on so many levels!
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