This is what you get when you have a Glowforge and a 4 axis cnc.
Nice! What wood is that? or is it something you layered yourself? Gorgeous either way
Silly me I was thinking bourbon…
It’s a plywood of sorts. Not sure what the brand of this one was, spectraply I think. Several companies make this sort of thing. It is thin colored birch ply’s that are put together with heat and resin. They come up with all kinds of cool color combinations. This doesn’t need any finish as it is so stabilized that just sanding and polishing to the desired luster is all that is needed.
This piece came as a turning blank but you can get this stuff in all kinds of shapes and sizes for use as knife scales and other projects.
Nice job on the stamp and the handle. Love the handle!
It used to be called Dymondwood, but the place that made it burnt to the ground. I think there are a few variants out now, but I have not tried them. The original stuff was really lovely to turn on the lathe and polished to an amazing shine.
The stamp is almost too easy but handles are still a challenge. I try to come up with something unique with each new one. I think the next one will be an octagon like the Bee Sharp of old.
This makes me wonder if there is a market for overly fancy rubber stamps? Maybe I’ll try something on Etsy after several more to get the technique perfected?
Speaking of - I still use mine almost every day. About 6 months back I had to re-glue the handle to the stone but overnight with some E6000 and it’s been rock solid ever since. Those are ab fab sharpeners.
They really are great and I need to get another case of the ceramic and make some up. The only thing keeping them from being viral is people just can’t see how good they are without a demo.
Sorry yours came apart, you must have an early one as in the later ones they are rock solid and you’ll break the ceramic before there is any separation .
This looks awesome!
It wouldn’t surprise me if you found a market for them. I’d think people would buy just to have a beauty like that on a shelf in their workroom.
Haven’t heard of Bee Sharp. I browsed a bit but didn’t find what you’re referencing.
Another thing that uses decorative handles is wax seal stamps. They usually have a screw embedded so they are interchangeable. And there’s always the highly decorative and collectible bobbin lace bobbins, although a lathe is probably better suited.
I love it!! I just made my first stamp with my Aura! My second project ever! Way too much fun! Is yours for letterboxing by chance?
And that handle is beautiful!
No, not yet anyway, I just learned of letterboxing!
It’s my maker’s mark, my chop, my avatar.
He’s Nikko, a squad leader for the Flying Monkeys. We’re not really scary since we were freed from that witch, just a bit mischievous.