|Project by JohnGreco||posted 02-26-2011 02:02 AM||1089 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Some more pens I just made, now of the cigar pen variety. First shot shows from left to right: Bloodwood, Wenge, Zebrawood. 2nd shot is Walnut.
In the first picture with the 3 pens I experimented a bit with finishes. The Bloodwood was given 5 coats of tung oil, the other two had CA finish but the Wenge in the middle was finished with a hit of #0000 steel wool (as well as after the first coat of CA). I needed my tack cloth to get the residue out of the grain, but the slightly less shiny look really goes well with the gunmetal hardware. Of the 3, the tung oil was the smoothest, but Bloodwood also has the tightest grain of them all. I’ll need to experiment some more on the same wood next time. The Wenge really was a close 2nd.
The Walnut is just a CA finish. Thanks for looking :)