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Project by Neil Davis posted 80 days ago 526 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a batch of turned items, some of which are for gifts. I returned from New Zealand and brought back 94 lbs of various woods that were unique to the area there. I turned some pens from some of the wood from NZ for co-workers that went with me to NZ and then I also turned several pens from Box Elder for the folks down in NZ that gave me the wood. One of the black pens is made from a bull horn for a friend from TX. The Ice cream paddle and coffee scoop are for the wife, made from woods from NZ and the two 1/4” rod handles are for tools for my lathe made from wood from NZ as well.

Here is a list of the wood types from NZ.

Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana or Lawson Cypress – imported from northern California
Red Beach – Nothofagus fusca
Tawa – Beilschmicdia tarairi
Kauri – Agathis australis
Swamp Maire – Syzgium Maire
Matai – Prumnoprtys taxifolia
Rewarewa – Knightia excels
Rata – 4 varieties – Possibly north rata – Metrosideros robusta
Kanuka – Vunzea ericoides
Puriri – Vitex lucens
Totara – Podocarpus totara
Rimu – Dacrydium cupressinum
Macrocarpa or Monterey Cypress – imported from California
Maire – Nestegis
Towai – Weinmannia silvicola

The last picture is one of the stack of wood that I brought back.





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 80 days ago

Great idea…. and nice gesture….
To make the gifts from the heart and the wood from the trip.
That is sure to help keep their memories alive!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 74 days ago

Nice group of turnings. The pens look cool with the different woods.
I also made myself a knock out rod and even though my new lathe came with one, I like mine so much better. It’s nice to use tools you made.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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