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Stocking Stuffer - BaileyNo5 - 12-22-2015

Here's a little stocking stuffer for Christmas morning. Seems the ones my wife bought were forever falling apart. This one should be purt near indestructible. Ipe, emery cloth (fine and coarse) and West Systems epoxy. Buffed and waxed.






Re: Stocking Stuffer - gjohn - 12-23-2015

What is it for?


Re: Stocking Stuffer - BaileyNo5 - 12-23-2015

gjohn said:


What is it for?



It's a callus remover, for your feet.


Re: Stocking Stuffer - Arlin Eastman - 12-23-2015

That Ipe is it easy to work with?

It looks nice and thinking I would like to try turning it. Does it come in big pieces or just board sizes?

Arlin


Re: Stocking Stuffer - BaileyNo5 - 12-23-2015

Arlin Eastman said:


That Ipe is it easy to work with?

It looks nice and thinking I would like to try turning it. Does it come in big pieces or just board sizes?

Arlin



Hi Arlin

It is really dense, heavy and oily. But I did not have any problems hand sawing or working it with a rasp. I got a couple of nasty splinters, but that was my fault. When you cut it, the sawdust is a dusty green. As it ages, it turns that nice brown color you see in the picture.

I never have turned it, but it would probably turn fine. I got mine at a cabinetmakers shop that was shutting down and moving, so not really sure what sizes it comes in. This one was 5/4 stock, about 6' long and 6" wide. It's used a lot for decks, I think.


Re: Stocking Stuffer - Boatman53 - 12-23-2015

Just a caution, it is rated pretty high on the toxicity scale I believe. I built a 16'x16' deck with it and now I can't come near any dust from it. I break out in a rash and have respiratory issues. You might make one or two pieces and then have a problem so forewarned.
Jim


Re: Stocking Stuffer - SCMedLion - 12-25-2015

I was also told it is also high in silicates and so will be harsh on blades.

Nice work! Practical but elegant. I hope she was pleased.