Seam Ripper by Midwest Wood Art
Assortment of wood turned seam rippers.
These turned wood seam rippers were made by Joan Overhouse of Midwest Wood Art in Dubuque, Iowa.
Made of various woods.
Dimensions: approximately 5" long when open, and 4.5" long when closed.
I am a native of Dubuque. After retiring from Flexsteel Industries after 35 years I took a class on bowl turning in 2008. I wasn't impressed, so I gave up turning until 2011 when I was talked into taking a class and fell in love with pen turning. Since then I have made pens, seam rippers, cake testers, and just started turning platters. I like making acrylic pens the best.
Lyndal and I were at the American Association of Woodturners 25th Anniversary Symposium in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2011, touring the vendors area. I noticed someone demonstrating pyrography/woodburning and asked Lyndal if he wanted a woodburner for Christmas. He said "I guess so", so I bought one for him. I ended up being the one to use it and I now do the pyrography and water coloring on some of Lyndal's turnings.
Find more of Joni's work here.