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A Wee Dram

This is a tribute to my favorite Scotch. A Black Ti/Gold Hybrid Cigar wrapped in a Laphroaig barrel blank. Sure had a nice smell.
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Dick, where did you find the wood? I got some 100 year old oak that was used for another 50+ as a large cask for initial aging of red wine. Made my shop smell like a winery every time I cut some.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Dick, where did you find the wood? I got some 100 year old oak that was used for another 50+ as a large cask for initial aging of red wine. Made my shop smell like a winery every time I cut some.
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http://www.exoticblanks.com/index.ph...mart&Itemid=60
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Thanks.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Very nice pen. I read about the Scott barrels being sold for pen blanks. So tell me, I know it looks great from here, but do you think the blanks are worth it? Can pick up the aroma while turning or even after?
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Very nice pen. I read about the Scott barrels being sold for pen blanks. So tell me, I know it looks great from here, but do you think the blanks are worth it? Can pick up the aroma while turning or even after?
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Make that "scotch" barrels. Darn auto-correct.
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Any beer still stored in wooden Barrels?
Beautiful pen and unique wood.
What species of wood is it? White Oak? Does the Scotch significantly change it's color? Are there other brands available. I couldn't get the link to work.
Bought a bottle of Laphroaig last year on the advice of my son's SO. Her advice is sound when it comes to fine cigars....Scotch? Not so much. Way too peaty for me.

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Really nice pen.
I have cut "Irish Whiskey" barrels and bored the base for friends to be used as planters and stools, if you taste the shavings you will taste the whiskey, wow! does that statement sound like a desparate man!! I can source "Bushmills whiskey" barrels very famous world wide but not a COA.

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Here I was hoping to see some drinking glasses. Fine looking pen though. I bet it smells great turning it too!
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Beautiful work (as always) Whaler

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I can source "Bushmills whiskey" barrels very famous world wide but not a COA.
Sure you can -- just as the supplier of this wood printed up certificates

Please visit my website, Fruit of the Lathe
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