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  • Denco
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    Top notch as usual, Ken!

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  • Pappy
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    anybody don't like their gifts, give them my address and tell them to pass the stuff on!

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  • boblon
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    Ken,
    You've posted some fine stuff before, but these four are exceptional. I'll bet that maple box really shines in person.

    I know what you mean about worrying whether folks will like the gifts you've made for them, but I have a feeling you are told the same thing I am. That is that I am my own worst critic.

    I've bid on a few blanks of that redwood and buckeye burl on E-Bay, but haven't got any yet (gets pricey). I'll bet those pens are really pretty.

    If that quilted maple is anything like that hard maple I made my goblet from, I'd like to know how you went about hollowing it. That is if you did anything differently from your other boxes.

    I really like the shape of that box too, gonna have to copy that one (as well as several of the ones you've shown).

    Anyhow, It's 5am here and I need to get to the airport. Will have my laptop so I'll be able to check in, just won't get any shop time for the next week.

    Hope everyone has a healthy and happy holiday season.........

    BobL.

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  • mudder
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    Is that a Texas Quarter?

    The pens are interesting, kind of looks like you "stabbed" the wood with them.

    Lots of shop time ahead of you?

    All I can say is this:






































































    SINCE YOU ARE EXPECTING IT, YOU WON'T GET ONE!




















    Mudder

    P.S. YOU REALLY SUCK!
    Wish I could get half that amount of shop time, why I'd make..........Grumble, Moan, Grumble.......Back to bed I go.

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  • Whaler
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    Ken

    WOW to the turnings.
    No comment on the time off, I work tomorrow and then am off untill 1/6, should get a couple hours shop time during that break.

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  • kwgeorge
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    Is it over yet?

    Well I don’t know about you guys but this Christmas stuff is starting to get to me! Everybody wants something lathed from me. Not only do I have to make it but I have to worry if they will like what I did or not. It is much easier when the only critic I care about is the wife and you guys. So anyhow I have been in the shop the last couple of nights and this is what I have done so far.

    Here are two pens the one on the left is Buckeye Burl and on the right is Redwood Burl.



    Then I decided to make a small goblet and see just how thin of a stem I could make. Even with my custom attachment to the live center I chickened out with what you see. You can scale by the quarter sitting next to it. This is Granadillo.



    I made this box out of Quilted Maple. It is much better in person as the figure changes depending on how the light is hitting it.



    I hope to spend quite a bit of time in the shop through the Holidays as my company saves up many of the holidays during the year so I don’t have to go back to work till January! (And if I get a “You Suck” it will probably be for my up in coming shop time )

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