Australian Hairy Oak Gold Cigar Pen.

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Project by BobWemm posted 01-27-2014 10:47 AM 1392 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I traded some Konkerberry from our Kimberley region with a guy from Queensland who had some Hairy Oak.

The blank is sanded to 1800, then 1 coat of thin CA and 8 coats of Medium CA. Sanded to 1800 halfway thru and then again at the end.

Buffed with Tripoli and White Diamond.

Thanks for looking and C & C welcome as usual.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#1 posted 01-27-2014 11:18 AM

Hey Bob…nice pen, that hairy oak looks great and the CA finish…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 01-27-2014 11:41 AM

You have been busy on the pens Bob, the hairy oak looks great and another very nice finish with the CA.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 01-27-2014 12:47 PM

Another beautiful pen! I see that Australian heat is not slowing you down! Nice work Bob!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 01-27-2014 01:04 PM

Great pen! I envy your access to such exotic sounding woods. Oh, and happy Australia Day!

-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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#5 posted 01-27-2014 01:14 PM

Looks like the write stuff there Bob.

Just out of interest where do you get 1800 Grit from

I have some 800 G but that’s all I can source.
Even with 800 it clogs very quickly, just what is sort of finish is CA?

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 01-27-2014 02:17 PM

Your pens turn out great. You have a real knack for it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 01-27-2014 02:19 PM

CA finish is basically Super Glue.
You can get up to 12,000 grit from most pen suppliers. The Sandpaperman in Qld is a good source. will do the trick.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 01-28-2014 01:16 AM

Note to Bob: Nice work. I like checking out pens guys on LJ make. If is fascinating to see some of the really interesting woods available from around the world. It would be great if some of the U.S. wood suppliers would pick up on this and offer some of the “lesser known” species OZ has to offer.

Note to Robert: There are several tutorials on applying a CA finish on YouTube. This is one with lots of detail.

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#9 posted 01-30-2014 12:08 AM

Bob, Don’t know how I missed this and the other pen, I usually get a notice when you post something, but don’t remember getting one this time. They both are good looking pens, Think i like the Amboyna one the best

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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