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#1 dww2

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 08:39 PM

I was trying to think of ways to use up some of the off cuts I have kicking around the shop when I had an idea. I made up a thin handle blank using some quarter inch oak and a couple of pieces of what I think is quarter inch mahogany. I then took slices of various off cuts and glued them onto the central core and shaped them to match the handle blank. The ones where it will connect to the shank are maple, then the two at the heel are walnut, then I think one maple and one yellow birch, then alder, and yellow birch on the nose. Most of the shaping so far was with the 4 inch belt sander. Kind of cool so far. As long as I remember to go with the grain when rasping it to shape, I think it'll turn out well.

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#2 RandyL476

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 11:02 AM

That’s going to look good when finished
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Posted 28 May 2019 - 07:39 AM

Thanks Randy. I'm thinking maybe a plain peeled shank for it to kind of emphasize the handle as the interesting part of the stick.

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 04:18 PM

Neat looking handle.  I like the bullseye effect you have with the sections.


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 08:55 PM

Thanks, Rodney. Did some shaping on it today and they stand out a lot more now. Couple of minor gaps to fill, too. I think I might try this again some time but with some high-end plywood instead of laminating thin stock myself. Had an idea of doing something similar with a chunk of zebrawood I have, but cutting it into wedges so the grain streaks all point to the center of the handle.


I finally remembered to bring in my phone to snap some pics.


One of them posted twice for some reason...

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#6 KenVA

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 10:26 PM

Love the laminated look. I'ts something I plan to try when I have enough leftovers.



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Posted 30 May 2019 - 04:21 PM

Take a look at this stickmaker's site from The Netherlands. He does a lot of laminated sticks Some pretty wild stuff: http://www.emiloomen.nl/

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 10:47 PM

He seems to use a lot of expensive wood. I'm guessing that most of his stock comes from purchased blanks. Beautiful work.






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