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Project by ShannonRogers posted 1848 days ago 1027 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My last project talked about the beauty of straight grain. Just so I can appease the wild grain crowd, here is a beautiful example of Curly Koa.

Finish again is BLO after 12k sanding, Hut PPP wax as top coat.

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Kaytrim

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#1 posted 1848 days ago

Shannon,

That is some of the most wild grain I have seen. My eyes poped out just looking at the high quality photos you took. Great work bringing out the beauty that Mother Nature had hidden in that wood.

Michael

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joan

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#2 posted 1848 days ago

Hi Shannon,
Very beautiful pen and the grain is just wonderful. I am kind of new to turning so I have a question, on the finish you said BLO, what is BLO? also the Hut PPP wax, what is that and where would i get it?

Joan

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ShannonRogers

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#3 posted 1848 days ago

Sorry Joan, I tend to speak in acronyms. BLO is boiled Linseed Oil, and PPP stands for Perfect Pen Polish. Hut is the manufacturer. You can get Hut wax in any turning catalog or at Woodcraft. Here is a link to Penn State for one example. I use two sticks. The brown stick applies a satin sheen to the wood, then I follow up with the white stick which brings it to a high gloss.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

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#4 posted 1848 days ago

Another great looking pen, nice job.
I bet it looks even better in person.

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#5 posted 1847 days ago

wood grain pops out on pen fine work Tom

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