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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 10-19-2008 04:36 AM 6490 reads 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few Christmas/birthday presents just completed.
The dilema is which one would you keep for yourself (if any)
please let me know what you think
You can pass your vote 1 to 10 or 11 if you would not keep any.
The wood is all from Australian eucalypt burls. Pens are either blackwood, myrtle or camphor laurel. The bases are either blackwood or myrtle.
The finish is wipe on poly on pens & bases.

Number 1
Myrtle
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Number 2
Myrtle
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Number 3
Myrtle
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Number 4
Myrtle
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Number 5
Myrtle
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Number 6
Blackwood Base, Camphor & Blackwood pens.
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Number 7
Blackwood
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Number 8
Myrtle
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Number 9
Blackwood
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Number 10
Blackwood
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-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python



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Karson

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#1 posted 10-19-2008 04:39 AM

I like #7. I’ll send you my address by private message.

They are all beautiful.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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John Gray

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#2 posted 10-19-2008 04:44 AM

I’d keep #’s 7 & 10. Like Karson I’ll send you my address. ;-)

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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pyromedic602

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#3 posted 10-19-2008 04:45 AM

I would keep them all and let every one go without. lol They are all very nice cant decide which I like better.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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#4 posted 10-19-2008 04:57 AM

Definitely #7.

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Sir_Robert

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#5 posted 10-19-2008 04:58 AM

Grump,
I agree with Pyromedic. Each has its own character. If I were forced to choose, I’d go with 7 and 9, only because they grab me like an impressionist painting (I’m a Monet fan).

-- Sir Robert

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jim1953

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#6 posted 10-19-2008 05:03 AM

Cool piece #7

-- Jim, Kentucky

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woodup

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#7 posted 10-19-2008 05:04 AM

#7

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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brianinpa

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#8 posted 10-19-2008 05:08 AM

The stand for #7 sets that one apart from all the rest. Great work on all.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 10-19-2008 05:34 AM

No worries Karson & John. I will post you a picture & a Christmas card. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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mmh

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#10 posted 10-19-2008 05:41 AM

I would keep sets 1-10. And start baking cookies for gifts. I’m partial to the reddish colored ones like #5, but like the texture & grain of #7. Cookies make wonderful gifts.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Woodbutchery

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#11 posted 10-19-2008 06:02 AM

#7 gets my vote, closely followed by #2

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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Dan'um Style

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#12 posted 10-19-2008 06:33 AM

7 or ten are my choices

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Nick Solimine

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#13 posted 10-19-2008 07:12 AM

Send 7 i wll pay for the shipping’ (they are all beautiful)

-- Nick , North Carolina " If we trust in GOD he will never put us in a place where his graces will not protect us "

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Betsy

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#14 posted 10-19-2008 07:20 PM

Seems like No. is the choice – and I add my vote for that one. Isn’t it ladies first Grump? Soooo I get first choice——he he, I’ll send you my address!

They are all beautiful. There are going to be a lot of people happy with you!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Toolz

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#15 posted 10-19-2008 07:22 PM

Number 7 for sure.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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