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Myrtie wood Burl Fountain pen

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Project by itzik posted 03-31-2015 07:17 PM 784 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Special Long Body fountain pen closed ends Myrtie wood Burl

-- Nachman





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trees2pens

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#1 posted 03-31-2015 08:29 PM

Awesome. Love the shape and finish.

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LesB

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#2 posted 04-01-2015 05:25 PM

Very nice. Where did you wood come from?

In the US state of Oregon (and California) there is a wood referred to locally as Myrtle wood. It is really California Bay Laurel (Umbellularia californica) and has other local names such as Pepper wood but years ago some intrepid sales person decided to call use Myrtle wood and tie it to the Myrtle wood described in the Bible. The sales promotions said the wood only grew in Oregon and the Holy Land. In truth it is not related to the Myrtle wood of southern Europe and the middle east which is in the Myrtus family of plants. So which is yours?
The California Bay Laurel grows to a huge size and I have used it to make chests, cabinets, and clock cases. You can see some of them on in my projects.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 04-01-2015 05:48 PM

That is a real beauty. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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itzik

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#4 posted 04-01-2015 07:51 PM



Very nice. Where did you wood come from?

In the US state of Oregon (and California) there is a wood referred to locally as Myrtle wood. It is really California Bay Laurel (Umbellularia californica) and has other local names such as Pepper wood but years ago some intrepid sales person decided to call use Myrtle wood and tie it to the Myrtle wood described in the Bible. The sales promotions said the wood only grew in Oregon and the Holy Land. In truth it is not related to the Myrtle wood of southern Europe and the middle east which is in the Myrtus family of plants. So which is yours?
The California Bay Laurel grows to a huge size and I have used it to make chests, cabinets, and clock cases. You can see some of them on in my projects.

- LesB


The wood is from Timberbits Australia I love this wood.

-- Nachman

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