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ozark southpaw

Segmented and Inlaid Tamper.

Caught a couple of videos on Youtube about segmented and inlaid pens and thought I'd try my hand at it. Used Osage Orange,Walnut and some kind of sheet stock that knife makers use for spacers between the tang and handle of knives. The combinations for this are almost limitless.Many different types of materials and colors can be mixed and matched to make all kinds of patterns. It is kinda "labor intensive" though. Got another started using red,white and blue acrylic.
 
First step was to cut the blanks down the middle and glue some of that sheet stock in between the two halves. When dry I turned it 90 degrees and split them again. Glued one half of the Osage to a half of the Walnut with the white sheet in between. Then cut 45 degree angle on the ends of that piece and glued on two pieces of Curly Maple on the ends also cut at 45 degrees. Finally took it to the lathe and turned then drilled it for the pick and tip.










pipesbywhitney

That's a beauty Ed!
ozark southpaw

Thanks Dave !
Yohanan

Beautiful!!!
pwoodard

Ed as usual you amaze me with you abilities.  Sir, you are truly a craftsman.    Phil
ozark southpaw

pwoodard wrote:
Ed as usual you amaze me with you abilities.  Sir, you are truly a craftsman.    Phil


Thanks Phil! Don't know about craftsman but I can look at pictures and sometimes learn how to do something ! Laughing
ozark southpaw

Yohanan wrote:
Beautiful!!!


Thanks !
JoeMan

Very purty!!!
ozark southpaw

JoeMan wrote:
Very purty!!!

Thanks Joe !
Troy_nov1965

Sweet tamper , sure beats the .303 shell casing i carry around.
Dave G

Very cool. Ed, you've been designing some gorgeous tampers.
ozark southpaw

Dave G wrote:
Very cool. Ed, you've been designing some gorgeous tampers.
Thanks Dave!
ozark southpaw

Troy_nov1965 wrote:
Sweet tamper , sure beats the .303 shell casing i carry around.
 Thanks Troy !!
Piffyr

Looking good, Ed! Was the spacer material necessary for some reason, or just a design choice? I kind of think I'd like it a little better without it.
Thelonious Monkfish

Good looking tamper, gives me ideas, curious like Anthony if the spacer is necessary or just embellishment.
ozark southpaw

The spacer material wasn't necessary.This tamper was an experiment. Just started cutting and fitting stuff together just to see what it would look like after turning. A thin strip such as that spacer can add visual interest. Saw one guy who cut up old credit and gift cards  to use as inlay material. With a wooden tamper I'd rather use a thin wood veneer but didn't have any. Plan to order some.
Piffyr

ozark southpaw wrote:
The spacer material wasn't necessary.This tamper was an experiment. Just started cutting and fitting stuff together just to see what it would look like after turning. A thin strip such as that spacer can add visual interest. Saw one guy who cut up old credit and gift cards  to use as inlay material. With a wooden tamper I'd rather use a thin wood veneer but didn't have any. Plan to order some.

Thanks, Ed. I was just wondering if it was required for stabilization or something. Looks good either way. I like the veneer idea though.

There's a guy on eBay that does exotic wood cabinetry and he regularly sells off assorted batches of his cutoffs for cheap. If I can find him, I'll send you a link.
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