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This is a ring box. It was the most fun to make, and I got the most compliments for it. Inside is Mrs Browncoat's Mother's Ring, sadly out of focus.

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So, this project was what I made when the club had a challenge to make something under the category "Music". No further instructions were given. This is a very early piece of mine, made of Walnut. It's a thing that you hold in your hand, run a drumstick over it, or tap it. I hollowed it out with a forstner bit, and intentionally put 5 scratches on the handle and 8 grooves on the body. Both Fibonacci numbers. I thought I might even give the old guys in the club a quick lesson on the Golden Ratio. Turns out, they all know it! Except they know it by the artist's shortcut: 1/3 - 2/3. i.e., don't put a decoration in the middle of your project, but one-third of the way from one end.

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So, Mrs Browncoat and I made some pens. Mine is the blue; hers are the others. The one in the middle is wood; probably walnut on top and something else on the bottom. The others are acrylics. Smells like a nail salon, and it's tougher to work with than wood, but you can really get a nice finish with them.

We're thinking we'll make more for Christmas presents.

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nice pens, and that top looks fun
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Here's the black and gold bowl I thought I'd already posted. The wood is layered kinda like plywood. A local company makes it and uses it to make rifle stocks and they sell their cutoffs. It's a 4" bowl; perfect for peanuts during a Steeler game!

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Since the layers are flat, the bottom looked boooooring until I cut a groove in it to show off some of the yellow.
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I had best not show these to Stu, he'll want to start turning
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wow, this stuff is rad! excellent work!
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I had best not show these to Stu, he'll want to start turning
according to TWD, you should stab them in the ear before they start to turn... just to be safe
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nice pens, and that top looks fun
soooooo close to being sig worthy....
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