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B.K. Henderson-Winnie

Throwback Thursday (a day late)

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Hello all,

I made this lector's pointer back in 2013. A good friend had just gotten her master's degree in archaeology. She was lecturing and teaching classes regularly, and lamented that she had no good pointer stick to use. I thought I should make her one. I put a hornet on it to help her keep all the students' attention on her lecturing- because everyone in the room pays very close attention to what's going on if there's a hornet in the space!

It is 25" long with a 3/4" handle. Main shaft made of cedar, with rose cane, mammoth ivory, Siberian jet, copper, ebony, and sterling silver in the grip and other components .

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sketches

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pre-inlay mammoth section, roughed-in hornet

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the sections were screwed and epoxied together

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hornet with finished paste inlay of Siberian jet

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pointer tip, alternating layers of ebony and mammoth ivory

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maker's mark cartouche on end of handle

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Does the lector's pointer double as a magic wand?  I think that the ebony/ivory rings would be very attention grabbing when used as a pointer.  Very handsome.  I especially like the signature inlay and engraving.

Janel

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Hi Janel,

It does!  Thank you :)   
The signature inlay is a carry-over from my metalworking. I have a maker's mark stamp, and I simply stamped it into a little circle of silver, then inlaid that. I ordered the custom stamp for my maker's mark from Rio Grande, and it cost about $70. 

B

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