Spalted tamarind Emperor

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Project by CiscoKid posted 07-14-2010 02:33 PM 2130 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My name is Al and I am new to this site. I turned this Emperor pen out of spalted tamarind. The finish is 20 thin coats of cyanoacrylate and it is buffed with MicroMesh. I am worried that the timber may be too flashy for the kit or maybe the other way around. But here it is anyway. Comments and criticisms welcome.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#1 posted 07-14-2010 02:51 PM

Al, welcome to lumberjocks, I think your pen looks great, the more spalting the better, nice photography too.


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#2 posted 07-14-2010 03:54 PM

Welcome and no the pen looks great. You’ll love this place and become addicted to it as most of us are!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 07-14-2010 04:19 PM

Wow… really unusual wood! The pen is really pretty. You picked a good combination of wood and hardware for this, too. Not too flashy at all.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 04:58 PM

I like the pen alot. I am trying my hand at turning pens and have not had anything come out this good. Great work man.

-- Jon In Sunny California

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#5 posted 07-14-2010 05:30 PM

Absolutely beautiful pen. Great work. I think that you matched the wood and the kit perfectly. That’s something you should be proud to display and use.

Good job.

-- Mark, Atlanta,

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#6 posted 07-14-2010 10:33 PM

As a pen turner myself I can assure you that this is a great pen!! If it were a fountain pen it would be on my “consider to purchase” list.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#7 posted 07-20-2010 02:01 PM

Al, it looks just fine to me. Better than fine in fact. I think your choice of CA on spalted is best since spalting is a fungus. And welcome to LJ.

Rance (just up the road in Fredericksburg)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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