|Project by Karson||posted 05-22-2009 10:57 PM||1240 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
When I set up the 391Challenge it was meant for those members of pen trade 3 to make a pen from the Cherry Burl that I provided to each member of the trade.
I told others who wanted to make a pen and didn’t have the official blank that they could enter a pen in the 391Xchallenge category. Those are extra pens that wanted to be linked together.
Here is my entry into the 391XChallenge category.
This pen is made from Desert Ironwood from the desert in Arizona. These trees are not suppose to be cut down any more. If they are dead then they can be harvested but my understanding is that you need a Federal Permit in order to retrieve the wood. I believe that you can get the same wood from Mexico. (I’ve got a carving that my daughter brought back of a Dolphin carved out of Desert Ironwood.
The wood is beautiful and takes a great polish.
I got this wood in a trade with some of my exotics for some of his Desert Ironwood. I got a large Flat rate box of Ironwood. I also have some that I got years ago when I bought a small log and cut it up into pieces myself.
My 391Challenge Pen.
My 391BChallenge Pen.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia firstname.lastname@example.org †