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Project by Mark Wilson posted 07-12-2019 06:15 PM 178 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Teak.

I made one other pen of Teak, and, this Teak doesn’t look anything like that Teak. I’m having a crisis of confidence in wood ID, now.

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark





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Wildwood

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#1 posted 07-12-2019 07:00 PM

No apology needed it’s all “Teak,” to me! Great pen thanks for sharing.

-- Bill

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lew

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#2 posted 07-12-2019 07:10 PM

No matter. It’s purdy!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-12-2019 07:17 PM

Nice pen, Mark. What is the name of the kit you used with that ribbed banding in the middle?

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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pottz

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#4 posted 07-12-2019 07:39 PM

whatever the wood it’s a well made beautiful pen my friend.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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leafherder

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#5 posted 07-12-2019 09:19 PM

Teak or not Teak? That is the question.
Or…
Teak by any other name would look as sweet.
Or…
Methinks the turner doth apologize too much – don’t blame yourself , maybe the wood was misidentified at the store, maybe it is a different variety, maybe the tree was sick or underdeveloped, maybe you got sapwood instead of heartwood, maybe you should just accept the fact that you made another great looking pen.

-- Leafherder

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Andre

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#6 posted 07-13-2019 05:38 AM

If you want any amazing pen from Teak, turn it cross grain or 1/4 turn, works real well with thicker style.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Mark Wilson

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#7 posted 07-13-2019 06:23 AM

Bill: You’re too clever by half.

Lew: I know it. Thanks.

Jim: It’s the Pioneer model from Rockler. One can confuse it for a fat Slimline. I did, actually. I mounted it with the Slimline bushings, and caught myownbadself, and switched them, before it was too late. The Pioneer is ever so slightly stouter at the top than at the bottom end, and much fatter in the middle.

Larry: Thank you. It certainly felt , and behaved, like Teak. It may have been Teak, but from a younger, looser-grained tree, or wood closer to the bark. Or, it could’ve been just pretending to be Teak – it was really cheap. as exotic blanks go.

John: PM

Andre: Thank for that. Now, I have to try to find me some Teak lumber from which to cut my own blanks. Really. I want to do that. Angle-cut; Cross-grain; QS (One of my pens is from cross-cut QSO, and is one of my favorites.

-- Mark

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Wildwood

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#8 posted 07-13-2019 09:49 AM

Mark, looks like you used African Teak, after checking wood database! I turned a bowl from Burmese Teak, used for head sink basin and looks lot different than your pen but still in the Teak family maybe.

-- Bill

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Andre

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#9 posted 07-13-2019 04:04 PM

Andre: Thank for that. Now, I have to try to find me some Teak lumber from which to cut my own blanks. Really. I want to do that. Angle-cut; Cross-grain; QS (One of my pens is from cross-cut QSO, and is one of my favorites.

That pen looks fantastic! I have started to save cut offs from other projects, wood that would normally go to the burn box now get cut into blanks, made some slim max click pens from a walnut burl that ranks as one of the better attempts? Have some Koa that is screaming to be used, made a shoe horn that almost impressed myself?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Mark Wilson

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#10 posted 07-14-2019 07:13 AM

Andre: Give me the link to the Project Page. I need more.

-- Mark

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Mark Wilson

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#11 posted 07-14-2019 07:31 AM

I was, evidently, wrong about being wrong. (Don’t you just hate that?)

This is the Teak pen, #29. It does look like it. The one I thought was Teak, and the one I told the buyer was Teak, was #23, which doesn’t look like like this, at all.

You’re so anal.

I know it.

-- Mark

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Andre

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#12 posted 07-19-2019 03:27 AM

Didn’t post as a project, camera/phone pic quality poor for some reason. Might be time for an upgrade?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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