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As I was in my pen making mood and to make a wedding present for a niece and her new husband I made a pair of Indonesian Rosewood pens.

She currently lives in Hawaii and I had some mango and -blah- Koa so I didn’t want to use it

This rosewood came from LJ Rosewood via Bibb.

In looking on the web this might also be called East Indian Rosewood or Indian Rosewood.. It has a different color from some Nicaraguan rosewood that I have.

These pieces have some dark purple and a reddish orange streak. The two pen pieces were beside each other in the block so they match grain colors. The wood grain has changed in the distance of the two blanks.

So off to Hawaii they go.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †





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Padre

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#1 posted 02-28-2010 05:38 PM

Wow, nice gift. You do great work.

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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woodworm

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#2 posted 02-28-2010 05:42 PM

Absolutely beautiful pens – great gift for a great time.
...rosewood, you travel more than I do, from Indonesia to US then to Hawaii…!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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mmh

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#3 posted 02-28-2010 05:43 PM

How lovely! I’m sure they will cherish them for may years.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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lew

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#4 posted 02-28-2010 05:51 PM

Beautiful, Karson!

I really like this style of pen.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 02-28-2010 05:56 PM

you just keep coming up with those workshop ideas for MDWW, don’t you?

Nicely done—and beautiful gift idea…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#6 posted 02-28-2010 06:00 PM

super job…i love the richness of that rosewood….well there off to a great vacation spot..well for some..some live there all the time…tough life..i bet you wouldn’t have any snow problems there…think it over…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Andrew

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#7 posted 02-28-2010 06:02 PM

Great job, love making pens, fun fun fun.
They look great.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 02-28-2010 06:07 PM

Nice pens Karson.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#9 posted 02-28-2010 06:13 PM

nice work ,

a family treasure for sure !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 02-28-2010 06:51 PM

BEAUTIFUL : )
You may have been asked before but what do you use for finish ?

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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#11 posted 02-28-2010 06:52 PM

Gorgeous. They are gonna love them!
Vic

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#12 posted 02-28-2010 07:49 PM

very nice…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 02-28-2010 11:31 PM

Those are beautiful!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 03-04-2010 04:26 AM

Beaut job Karson.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 03-04-2010 01:05 PM

Gorgeous pen set and very lucky recipients : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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