Keeping in touch, January 8, 2021

January 8, 2021

There is lots to look at today. Lawrence Pinter has been working on a new shop and has finished a few projects to show us.
Rick Hounjet has another dyed Maple burl with magnificent luminescence.
Check it out below.


Lawrence Pinter

Over the Christmas holidays I had a chance to do some turning. For my first turning in my shop I made a playing cardholder.  I promised my friend down the street that I would make a cardholder for his wife.  She suffered a stroke a year ago and has trouble holding playing cards.  The wood is from my chokecherry tree that I harvested almost two years ago (I made one cardholder with a more recent harvest, dried it nicely, turned it nicely, and then in a moment of inattention it turned into a prototype; found another older, drier piece which I turned quickly to get the project done by Christmas).  I stained it with cherry stain and burned four rings into it to represent their four member nuclear family.  The bottom is flattened at two angles to allow her to “face” her cards down by twisting/rotating it toward herself.

I also made a pen for my friend who has been waiting for a long time.  The wood was from his cherry tree harvested about two or three years ago.  It is European Style and stained with Cherry Stain. 

My last project to date is a spatula handle to replace a broken one.  It is from chokecherry again and mahogany stain.

Very close to finishing my shop organization, cupboards are installed and I’m just trying to fit everything in.  The Dust collector is yet to arrive. 

Stay Safe; Stay Healthy

  • Lawrence

Rick Hounjet

I picked up this little Box Elder burl at the woodpile and thought I would make a tea light out of it. It is dyed with three different colours and finished with Tung oil.

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