A couple of years ago we had to do some cutting of a Paulownia Tree. (Princess Tree) I took several pieces and they have been hanging out and drying for quite a while. The wood is extremely light weight but very sturdy. I finally pulled a log out this morning as I am was cutting blanks.
I decided to cut a few large blanks at first to see what it was like. Decided to go with 2 bottle opener blanks.
It turns very quickly and a little rough. but once you have a shape it goes quick.
The first one came out pretty good. With the opener it only weighs like 2.5 ounces.
So I made a second one to experiment with dye it.
It seems to take the dye very well. Which is something I was looking for as my dyed pens are quite popular right now. I cut a number of pen width pieces and will cut them down a little later to day in to blanks as I am planning to do a large amount of blank creation this whole week.
I did not glue the openers into these yet as I am a little short on openers but here is what the final outcome would look like.
Looking forward to seeing the pens and also ””pendants made with these turn out I think the “pen”dants will be very nice considering how light this stuff is. Very comfortable to wear.
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