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NikNak

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Not posted much for a while, so here's a bit of what i've been up to....


you may remember me saying i was given this 'offcut' of Zebrano worktop....




well here's a couple of items made so far...

a fruit bowl/platter








and a simple chopping board (approx 450 x 300mm)
sander to 400 grit and one very thin coat of SS.... just to make it look nice




with a simple rebate for a finger hold







lastly a couple of pens and a magnet 'pick-up'



from a Lignum crown green ball




Pear from Winchester Cathedral




Pear again.....



That's all so far this year....


Oh, monster workbench up for grabs if anyone's interested..?



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that wood looks good and works well as a platter and love that lignum pen :) looks like a timberbits spring blossom? if it is, is it any more substantial than for example his jnr gents?( i use lots of the jrs, just wondering what the extra few bucks gets.)
 

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Nev.... you're right they do look like the Timberbits one, but actually they're from Axminster, see here...

http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-em ... rod861779/

I bought them back at the end of last year when they were selling them out at £20 for 3

Quite a nice kit for the price, and they do make a nice pen with a 'weighty' feel to it that makes them nice to use.



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Nice work Nick

Be careful with the fruit in the bowl as the acid can affect the timber and sometimes make it go black

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Time well spent and good finish throughout by the looks of it, particularly like the Lignum pen, darker wood works well with the fittings.
 

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like both the pens - I also fell for the offer on the Empress and tagged them to an order; unfortunately the bushes didn't turn up (yet) and don't even have a date yet!

be pleased if I can turn out anything like yours
 

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boysie39....


I handed it over yesterday (along with the chopping board) as a thank you for the large lump of Zebrano 'off-cut', so cant go and measure it. But its the maximum i could get on my Jet 1220 and seem to remember it being around 10 1/2" dia. Had sanding sealer and Woodwax22 as a finish.




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