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Project by JoshJock posted 11-05-2010 06:23 AM 2078 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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well this is my very fist pen. I don’t really know what kind of wood it is tho. I got it in a box full of pieces that I got for $3 at a garage sale!! box with approx 50 different pieces different sizes :-) !! I welcome comments and opinions! I used bee wax / BLO and 5 coats of CA. sorry kind of a bad pic. I hope you guys like it!

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Moron

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#1 posted 11-05-2010 07:00 AM

mail it to me

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 11-05-2010 11:24 AM

wow what a find at the garage sale. Lucky you!!!!

the pen is LOVELY. Beautiful wood.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Bill Akins

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#3 posted 11-05-2010 01:56 PM

Great pen. They are fun to make but be warned, everybody will want one.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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JoshJock

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#4 posted 11-05-2010 05:56 PM

lol Sorry Moron my wife took it from me the second I finish taking a pic of it. Thank you for your guys comments. Does anyone know what kind of wood is it? looks like spalted something lol…. can’t figure it out.

-- "Does this lathe makes my butt look big?"

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#5 posted 11-05-2010 08:00 PM

the honey color reminds me of Koa but I have never seen pitch pockets or spalting in Koa. It could be a quartersawn piece of Cherry with pitch pockets but the grain doesn’t look right and the variegated color doesn’t match. It is probably some exotic that I couldn’t pronounce anyway.

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JoshJock

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#6 posted 11-05-2010 08:15 PM

I still have a few blanks of this wood, I will post them later on and see if you guys can help me figure the mystery out :-)

-- "Does this lathe makes my butt look big?"

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 11-05-2010 08:22 PM

I really don’t know much about wood but it has characteristics similar to one of my pens
Click for details

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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JoshJock

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#8 posted 11-05-2010 08:33 PM

omg MsDebbie that is it!!! that is exactly how I got the blanks!! what is the name of it???

-- "Does this lathe makes my butt look big?"

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#9 posted 11-05-2010 08:41 PM

I think it is cherry burl.
Karson will know for sure.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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#10 posted 11-05-2010 09:29 PM

MsDebbie after what you told me that it might be cherry burl I did a search and found this http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=18177 this is how my blanks look like, so you were right! thnx again!

-- "Does this lathe makes my butt look big?"

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#11 posted 11-05-2010 09:44 PM

well however I did it – I’m glad I could help :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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