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I believe this wood is from the lowest part of a large mock orange bush that I dug up. It exhibits some chatoyance. Patrizio pen kit from PSI.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 05:33 AM

Nice Pen. I like the figure in this wood.

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 11:12 AM

that turned rather nicely

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#3 posted 07-12-2011 11:21 AM

I like the pen from PSI and the wood turned out great. What Finish did you use?

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#4 posted 07-12-2011 03:33 PM

@Arlin – The finish is 6 coats of Boiled Linseed Oil and Medium CA Glue, with a top coat of wax. There are lots of videos on you tube, but here’s one that is pretty close to what I do:

You are correct in your identification of this as a PSI kit. Both PSI and Woodcrafters are within an hour of me. In addition to some nice products, I’ve recieved indispensable advice from the craftsmen at both.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#5 posted 07-12-2011 03:34 PM

Nice work. I’ve resisted getting in to turning but the lure of limitless sources of interesting wood like your example is pulling me ever closer. Plus I learned a new word today! Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 07-12-2011 06:36 PM

@ Dusty – Beware – turning is addictive! All of my wood is reclaimed and generally local (fallen trees/limbs, firewood piles, and trees cut down out of necessity). I frequently take my son on “wood hunts” (a.k.a a hike in the woods). And I haven’t found an exotic that is any more beautiful then the good old American trees that I work.

I picked up the the word “Chatoyance” in a recent conversation with a craftsman in the Cabinet Maker’s shop in Historic Williamsburg Virginia.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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