|Project by Douglas Bordner||posted 01-04-2009 03:52 AM||2487 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
This pen was turned from glued up slices from a 2×2 billet of black palm so that the endgrain would show. It was necessary to shape the glued up blank with a rasp prior to turning as the slightest catch of the roughing gouge sent chunks and needle-like palm missiles flying from the blank. Once the corners were eased to relative roundness it was no difficulty to turn the blank to final dimensions. Finish is Mylands Friction polish over Mylands lacquer based sanding sealer. There is a touch up with Mahogany Trewax as this poor refugee spent about a year bouncing around on the floor of my truck’s jumpseat.
The purpleheart and maple box lid it rests on hopes to find it’s way as a project post in the near future. I primarily wanted to help test Martin’s new automated feed to my facebook.php so everything, including photography is a bit of a rush job.
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.