|Project by ShannonRogers||posted 03-29-2009 04:58 PM||932 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
So many pen makers yearn for the exotic and highly figured woods for their best pen kits. I have done the same myself. This Quartersawn White Oak taught me that the straightest grains are often just as stunning. I also learned (probably unfortunately) that I should never throw anything out. I had a small 3/4×1” strip of QSWO left from an Arts & Crafts shelf. I cut it into 6” lengths and put it with my pen blanks. After seeing how this one came out I am excited to use the remaining 10 blanks I have had sitting around for over a year.
Finish is BLO after sanding to 12K grit. Finished with Hut PPP satin then gloss wax.
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