Some new pens (all different)

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Project by TheWoz posted 05-15-2019 11:54 AM 467 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First up: Algerita Burl- super rare little flowering shrub that supposedly hardly ever gets big enough to cut blanks from. Man is it pretty! So much character and pronounced grain, probably my favorite burl material. There is a pretty good size split on one side that I was concerned about catching and tearing out the blank… but it is rock hard and never budged during turning.
Second: Bubinga Sapwood cut from a rotten section of the 550lb slab in the last photo that will eventually be my dining table (me on left, Hi me!)
Third: a piece of Cocobolo King, though I’m not sure if that is an official distinction or just sounds good when talking about exhibition grade… anyway, my first time turning Cocobolo and I can’t wait to do more! It cuts like butter and smells like good cologne!
Anyway, I also turned my first fancy pen… a fountain pen called a “Statesman” I think… anyway it will be in my next post.
Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 05-15-2019 01:47 PM

those are some hefty pens woz,but the woods are spectacular.i like that slab for your table top also,cant wait to see that finished.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 05-16-2019 02:28 AM

Looking good. Those are some awesome slabs; 550 pounds?? Wow.


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