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  • RonB
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    • Apr 2016
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    Letter opener

    My son asked me to make a letter opener for him for Christmas. He asked me to use some of the "fancy" wood I have. I finished it today and used Macassar Ebony and Bubinga, (African rosewood).

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  • Donw
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    • Jul 2017
    • 2116

    #2
    That is gorgeous work! I’m happy you are making good use of that new shop. I still wonder if you got the internet working out there.🤔

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    • RonB
      RonB commented
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      Just gettin' started in the shop. And as long as I peddle hard, there's enough electricity to run the 'puter.
  • Andrrr
    Club Member
    • May 2019
    • 78
    • Wisconsin
    • WSM 22”, Weber Kettle 22”

    #3
    Very interesting request but very cool. That’s some fine craftsmanship.

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    • scottranda
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      • May 2015
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      #4
      Awesome Ron!!!!

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      • ofelles
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        #5
        Very nice indeed!

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        • Jim White
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          • Sep 2019
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          • Gainesville, FL

          #6
          Wow. That's stunning.

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          • Skip
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            • Jul 2014
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            #7
            Very nice!

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            • Spinaker
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              #8
              Fine work!

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                #9
                I know bubinga can be expensive. Nice craftsmanship Ronnie!!

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                • RonB
                  RonB commented
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                  Thanx. I've had all the woods I'm using almost 40 years. Geez - I can't believe it's been that long...

                • Troutman
                  Troutman commented
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                  I know...I say the same thing about my sock drawer....
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                #10
                Outstanding!

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                • Texas Larry
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                  #11
                  Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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                  • CaptainMike
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                    Oh, that is beautiful Ron!!

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                    • Elton's BBQ
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                      #13
                      Awesome piece of work RonB
                      Last edited by Elton's BBQ; December 6th, 2019, 04:40 AM.

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                      • RonB
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                        #14
                        Thanx all for the comments. This was a fun project, and there will be more...

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