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Project by Grumpy posted 2108 days ago 1403 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one out of 10 pen sets already posted as a blog – http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Grumpy/blog/6207#comment-239601
It is the one my wife & I decided to keep & the one most Jocks who had a peek favoured.
Made from Australian blackwood burl & finished with wipe on poly.

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





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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 2108 days ago

Hey Grumpy;

Now your just showing off. LOL

This is beautiful! The idea for the base really adds to it as well.

Great work.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Karson

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#2 posted 2108 days ago

Great design Grumpy. A nice set of pens.

-- 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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rikkor

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#3 posted 2108 days ago

Really nice Grumpy. Really nice.

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Woodhacker

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#4 posted 2108 days ago

Grumpy you’ve made a great looking set there.

I’m curous about Autralian blackwood. Can you tell us a little about it…density, brittleness, grain texture, stability, etc.? It looks like a beautiful wood.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Bigbuck

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#5 posted 2108 days ago

Very nice, I especially like how you made the pen holder.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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griff

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#6 posted 2107 days ago

Very nice pens Grumpy. They look great.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 2107 days ago

Martin. Australian Blackwood, some refer to it as Tasmanian Blackwood, but it also grows on the mainland. It is a fairly dense therefore heavy hardwood. Suitable for furniture, musical instruments, turning. Also used in flooring.
I found this piece of burl was a little powdery when I drilled it & it tended to gunk up the the drill flutes more than most other wood types. Easy to sand provided you go down the grades & will provide a very smooth finish. Turns well & takes a wipe on poly nicely.
Here’s a link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacia_melanoxylon

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

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TomFran

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#8 posted 2107 days ago

Grumpy,

That is just gorgeous! You have done a great job, and that wood is amazingly beautiful.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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trifern

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#9 posted 2107 days ago

Great job Grumpy. Thanks for sharing…Triturn.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 2107 days ago

Beautiful job Grumpy. Really nice job. Bob’s your uncle!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 2107 days ago

Thanks for looking & your kind words Jocks. Much appreciated.
Joe I see your new name has caught on.

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

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Jiri Parkman

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#12 posted 2071 days ago

Happy people have such a pen set on their table

-- Jiri

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 2071 days ago

Thanks Jiri.

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

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