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Spalted sweetgum pen

We had a sweetgum tree behind the campers parking pad that had died a while back and just got noticeable this summer. This weekend my son came over for a visit with his family and volunteered to help take it down. After a trip to HD for a long armed pruning saw to top the tree from the parking pad (which was 11 feet or more up) we roped it and pulled it down the hill.
On looking at the booty I saw the branches from the topped section was very spalted, dry and easy to cut. It got taken into the shop to the bandsaw then the tablesaw. Wow what a figure that wood has! We turned a few pens from it, this is one of the best - a cigar pen finished with CA.
I suspect the rest of the tree is going to have some pretty stuff in it. It'll wait a while though till it cools off and I'm rested from the holiday. My son and I were up til 1am last night playing with the penturning lathe.
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That is gorgeous. Great score. That pen is almost too nice to use.

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beautiful ... great piece of wood, nicely used.

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Why oh why can I not find wood like this for chopping down and making stuff from!
Beautiful pen,I love it.
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Now that is definitely a "Cadillac" of a pen...or "Mercedes" or...you get the picture! Fantastic Job!

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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What nice lines in that one.. That's is a keeper for sure.
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I think i have wood envy that is a gorgeous pen...
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Think thats something, heres another....
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wow! a dandy! Mother Nature is smiling at you for preserving THAT one lol
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