Black Ash Burl Pen

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Project by Seer posted 02-23-2010 05:02 PM 4584 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First time using this kit and wood learned alot about patience. I picked them up from Rockler. I found the instructions to be vague and ended up thinking I had messed up the blank so I let it sit for a few days and on the one end there is an additional black ring of ebony I put on it, I actually like it as it matches the center band. Also blew out a piece which I found and glued back on and fill some small crevices with CA and dust from the blank. Pictures are not the greatest but I do like the kit and this wood. All critiques are welcome.


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#1 posted 02-23-2010 05:09 PM

the wood is gorgeous

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#2 posted 02-23-2010 05:26 PM

Stunning burl + Outstanding work = fantastic looking pen.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 02-23-2010 06:15 PM

That is a beautiful pen… WOW!!!

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#4 posted 02-23-2010 06:34 PM

Beautiful pen. Where is the blow-out? I think I see it, but can’t really tell for sure. What finish did you use?

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#5 posted 02-23-2010 06:53 PM

All I can say is BEAUTIFUL.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 02-23-2010 07:11 PM

Yeah, beautiful is the word here to use, like everyone else commenting, it’s just the word that pops into your mind when you see this pen. Very nice work, very rich looking.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 02-23-2010 08:52 PM

The finish is actually 2 coats of medium CA and then hit with the accelerator, The coats are both thick and after they dry you take 400 snadpaper and lightly sand all the ridges down. If you want to see how it is done go here:

I learned this from Colin when I met him in Vegas. It does have a little learning curve but actually it is the easiest of the ways I have done this finish.


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#8 posted 02-23-2010 08:57 PM

That is very nice.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#9 posted 02-23-2010 11:04 PM

Nice work Seer.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 02-24-2010 12:00 AM

Wow, great looking pen.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#11 posted 02-24-2010 12:18 AM

Nice pen!

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#12 posted 02-24-2010 12:48 AM

The blowout is in the lower part near the nib end, I think I hid it pretty good :-p


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#13 posted 02-24-2010 05:29 AM

Great Lookin Pen

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#14 posted 02-25-2010 09:14 PM

This is really beautiful – a really accomplished piece of work!

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