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just a couple of manhattan pens i made from some beautiful cherry gall that my good friend van was kind enough to sell me some.it's a simple pen kit to make and the wood turned very easy.i just did a simple mylands friction polish.i know most do ca finish but i just dont care for the look of it.if i wanna turn plastic ill use that.the pens are laying on a piece of the gall.

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Fantastic!
 

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Beauties Pottz!

Amazed you could get Van to relinquish some of his stash, he has built his reputation on those fishing trip finds!

Kind of urban folklore, akin to getting LBD to hand over some of his Festool collection 8^)
 

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Sweet Pottz!
Cool to see your work and that the wood came from Van makes them even more special. Beautiful grain on the gall and you did it justice!
 

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2 very beautiful looking pens GREAT JOB :<)))))))))
 

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I have never heard of "cherry gall." Is there a different word I might recognize? It looks like Cherry Burl, even Birdseye Cherry to me. It's lovely, to be sure, but, like most people, I suppose, I associate the word "gall" with some pretty dark things.
 

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Real good looking pens, Pottzy…nice work on them. I have never heard of gall. I'll have to look it up.
I found this:
Cynips quercusfolii is a small black gall wasp. Its larvae cause cherry galls to form on the leaves of some species of oak. The galls are succulent, 15 to 25 mm in diameter, smoother on Quercus robur or more warty on Quercus petraea; yellow-green suffused with pink or red, and later dark red then brown with a thick walled chamber. The gall is seen more often than the gall wasp. That gall wasp must affect the wood like the Ambrosia beetle affects the maples

Cheers, Jim
 

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Beautifully done Pottz, a great finish. Well dine.
 

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Fantastic!

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thanks van that gall is incredible and turns so well.
 

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Beauties Pottz!

Amazed you could get Van to relinquish some of his stash, he has built his reputation on those fishing trip finds!

Kind of urban folklore, akin to getting LBD to hand over some of his Festool collection 8^)

- splintergroup
thanks splint i had to twist his arm,i can see why he wont let this stuff go.
 

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Sweet Pottz!
Cool to see your work and that the wood came from Van makes them even more special. Beautiful grain on the gall and you did it justice!

- MrWolfe
thank you jon.i think it's so cool when we get wood from a member and can share it.one of the beautiful things about lumber jocks.
 

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2 very beautiful looking pens GREAT JOB :<)))))))))

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thanks tony.
 

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I have never heard of "cherry gall." Is there a different word I might recognize? It looks like Cherry Burl, even Birdseye Cherry to me. It s lovely, to be sure, but, like most people, I suppose, I associate the word "gall" with some pretty dark things.

- Mark Wilson
it's sorta like burl wood.maybe van will chime in and explain it better than i could.he posted some pic's of what it looks like when he finds it awhile back.perhaps he can re post them here ?
 

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Good looking pens. Whoever uses these will certainly write better and more profound. Nice work, like the finish as well as the wood.
 

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Real good looking pens, Pottzy…nice work on them. I have never heard of gall. I ll have to look it up.
I found this:
Cynips quercusfolii is a small black gall wasp. Its larvae cause cherry galls to form on the leaves of some species of oak. The galls are succulent, 15 to 25 mm in diameter, smoother on Quercus robur or more warty on Quercus petraea; yellow-green suffused with pink or red, and later dark red then brown with a thick walled chamber. The gall is seen more often than the gall wasp. That gall wasp must affect the wood like the Ambrosia beetle affects the maples

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh
thanks jim.the gall sorta grows around the limbs of the tree,like a fungus i guess.all i know is it creates some beautiful wood.when he described it i was thinking soft punky wood.no it's very hard and dry.
 

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You made pretty, Pottz. Nice work!

- Dave Polaschek
i only refined what nature created.
 

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Beautifully done Pottz, a great finish. Well dine.

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thanks buddy.
 

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Good looking pens. Whoever uses these will certainly write better and more profound. Nice work, like the finish as well as the wood.

- 987Ron
thanks ron.
 
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