Pen & Pencil set for my honey

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Project by Dudley posted 02-02-2010 04:34 AM 1477 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first experience with Cocobolo. Need more practice with the finishing.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 05:09 AM

Nice set dudley

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 05:21 AM

Great looking. Thats darker than I’ve ever seen cocobolo.

Your wife should be proud to own them.

-- 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 †

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 11:17 AM

Very handsome pens! Also, great job on the photos.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 12:41 PM

Good looking pens my friend.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 02-02-2010 09:42 PM

Regarding the finish, if you’re looking for a fast, highly polished shine, try Mylands finish. You can get a 20 oz. bottle at your local woodcraft store. Easy to apply while your turned pen pieces are still on the lathe.

Nice work!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#6 posted 02-03-2010 06:04 PM

Beautiful pens!

Looks more like gabon ebony than cocobolo..

-- Hand Turned Turkey Calls

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#7 posted 02-03-2010 11:58 PM

I’m beginning to thing they sold me the wrong chunk a wood. Oh well it turns nice and finishing is ok. It’s real oily.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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