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This is my first try at woodturning and making pens. The top pen is made from some left over ceder I used to make a closet. The middle pen is from red oak and the lower pen is from white oak. The white oak is from a 120 year old tree that we had to cut down at my dads house because he was afraid it would fall and hit the house. The red oak was off of a limb that broke out of the tree that was next to the white oak.
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the pens look great keep up the good work tator234
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Nice pens cwhit and welcome to the forum.

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Nice work, they look great

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Thanks everyone, I'm glad to be here.

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For starters, welcome to the forum. Second of all, your pens turned out fantastic. I don't know if your father had any sentimental attachment to that tree, but I'm thinking maybe one of the pens would be a good gift.
Great job.
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Very nice pens, keep up the good work. Hope to see more pens soon....Jeff

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Cwhit welcome to the forum and good job on the pens. That red oak one has some crazy grain patterns in it. What kind of finish did you use on these? Did the cedar pen retain any of the cedar smell? Again good job.

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Nice looking pens. Do you plan to do more?

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I had jwcole make a pen and pencil set out of the white oak for my dad, my brother and all my uncles for Christmas. Jonathan did a great job and everyone loved them. Dad is waiting for me to make a set out of the red oak for him.

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I used Minwax fast drying Polyurethane on the cedar and red oak. The cedar I buffed dry and it left more of a wood texture but covered up the smell of the cedar, and the red oak I spread a even coat and let dry over night. I used HUT Crystal Coat on the white oak. I have never used the HUT before and it seems kind of sticky after it was finished which may be due to operator error.

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