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    Walnut & Sambur

    I was given a mini-lathe last year - saved from the skip, at the last minute.



    Although it's been fifty years since I last used a lathe, I was keen to have a play.


    I had a nice piece of stabilised walnut, (an offcut from a Purdey gunstock), so I took a chance, hoping not to cock it up.
    Also using a piece of Sambur stag antler, I ended up with this.













    The knot is a 25mm Manchurian Badger, set at 52mm. The walnut has had two coats of gunstock oil, (what else could I use ), followed by Renassaince Wax to both wood and antler.


    Perfect, it certainly isn't, but OK for a first attempt, I feel.




    Steve.
    He that strikes the venison first shall be the lord o' the feast. Shakespeare, King Lear.

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    That Looks good, keep at it all comes with practice. Now you will look differently at every offcut you see

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    walnut,sambar and boar!
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    Sorry, jg, It's badger.




    Steve.
    He that strikes the venison first shall be the lord o' the feast. Shakespeare, King Lear.

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    Well done. Looks great!

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    That looks wonderful - what a lovely job you've made of it

    Is that a red fibre liner?

    I can't believe, though, that someone was going to stick that Unimat lathe in a skip - sacrilege!!
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Steve notsharp a male badger is called a BOAR!
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