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post #1 of 16 Old 07-27-2011, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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A couple recent pens

These are some of my pens I've made over the past 5 or so months, the cornhusk was fun, just made it yesterday and the cigars were just for display as well as my pen and pencil sets in the slimline. Let me know what u guys think.
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Looking real good, very nice selection.
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Great bit of work, well done.

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Really nice looking pens. I like the cigars. They have a more hefty look to them. Nice work.
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All of your pens are gorgeous. Very nice work.

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Nice work. I like the corn cob one. I was looking at those for a good while myself but I don't think they will sell at my locations.
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Really nice work, love the cornhusk we dont get that in Ireland.
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very nice selection.
And nice variety, too!

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we dont get that in Ireland.
How's about a potato pen..?

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Wow!!!!! Very, very nice. The quality of your work is inspiring.
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Very nice looking pens.Love them all;Mack
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How's about a potato pen..?

sounds like an idea, drying and stablizing it may be a problem lol.

seriously, what is the cornhusk stablizied with?
you US turners have a great variety of resources close by, but any of you tried turning 5000yr old Bog oak into a pen or something?
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I've not turned bog oak, but I have turned 20,000 year old Kauri from New Zealand ( or Australia?). Turned very easy. Pretty plain wood but cool to be able to work on something that old.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Pretty plain wood but cool to be able to work on something that old.
This was my experience also -- very plain wood, easy to work on, but something of a conversation starter.
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i had to check out that Kauri wood, buried in a peat bog as is the oak but can be 45000yrs old in the pictures it looks similar to Laburnum i have a neice in NZ maybe she could carry some home in her bag for me. Bog oak is black but when turned to a pen it is a silver black finish really nice.

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i had to check out that Kauri wood, buried in a peat bog as is the oak but can be 45000yrs old in the pictures it looks similar to Laburnum i have a neice in NZ maybe she could carry some home in her bag for me. Bog oak is black but when turned to a pen it is a silver black finish really nice.

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The local Woodcraft store often has pieces of ancient kauri in stock -- I've never bothered buying (so far).

Are you interested in doing a swap? I'll buy and mail you a piece of kauri if you can buy and mail me a piece of bog oak? We can take this off-forum if you prefer -- send me a private message.

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I've not turned bog oak, but I have turned 20,000 year old Kauri from New Zealand ( or Australia?). Turned very easy. Pretty plain wood but cool to be able to work on something that old.
Hey sawdust I thought the same thing about the Ancient Kauri. I actually called them and they sent out another couple of pieces but almost the same thing. I think it's because not enough surface area to show the grain. I have some with what appears to be active or white bait grain but there is no way it will show up on a pen.
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