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Old 01-24-2010, 12:01 AM
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Macbeth Macbeth is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Oregon
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Definitely no splinters from these guys. I turn them from all manner of hardwoods, usually exotics, using an eccentric turning technique to provide interesting profiles. I sand them, usually to 220 grit, and then carefully check for any rough spots that need to be filled to smooth them.

After completion, they are finished with at least 4 coats of a heat, water, and alcohol resistant food-safe finish that is very, very durable but thin and smooth. They are able to be used with any type of lubricant, and can be hand washed very easily.

The nice thing about wood is that it feels very organic (both hard and soft at the same time), warms quickly, and retains that warmth.

I'm on my phone right now, but I'll post pics of the first few a little later. Don't worry. No demonstration photos...
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