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R.G. Daniel / 3,058 items
A very productive day at the office today! My Best Pen Ever (if I do say so) made of purpleheart with a maple finger-grip area and a maple centre band (replacing the "comes with" band). Including some nice little groove details on the maple bits... not sure I can bear to part with this one...

And then the scary bit - the oil lamp... my first turning of any real size, first time using the 4-jaw chuck... I slowed the lathe WAY down to slowest speed, so it wouldn't all explode on me... even so, when those CORNERS come whipping across the gouge tool, you hold on and hope for the best, taking tiny tiny bits of wood off at a time... worked out okay though...

The design is based on either a very fat bud vase or a nuclear cooling tower...
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  • Taken: Nov 22, 2009
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  • Updated: Jun 6, 2010