Goblet

Made a purple heart goblet with the shot glass base.  I forgot how difficult working with purple heart can be.  The picture I had in my head of what it was going to look like isn’t at all what I ended up with.  I had to sort of let the wood guide me around until it took the shape it had chosen for itself.  I guess it did well, because I sold it before I could even post about it, but I did take pictures.

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I think I will be taking a break from purple heart for a little while.  It is beautiful, but not the most cooperative wood.

Mug

I wanted to make a mug, something with a handle, but I didn’t want to have to glue or anchor anything to the wood to do it.  Challenge.  I finally settled on a leather handle that ties into the grooves.  I am very happy with the result, and better still, the friend I made it for is very happy with it too.

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It took me four days messing around with the braid to get it right.

Another Box

Made another piece for mom to work with.  I like to think one of the early “practice” pieces will find a home on my desk. (Hint, hint, mom)  This one I added a recessed band around the middle of the box.  I don’t know how difficult it is going to be to quill inside the band as well as on the lid, but I cant wait to see what mom does with it!  Did I mention how bad-ass my mom is?  http://www.whimsiquills.com/servlet/StoreFront

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