Canarywood and Mesquite

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Project by Hix posted 08-15-2011 03:11 AM 1126 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was not 200 degrees in the garage this weekend so I did a little turning. The first one is Canarywood and was a dream to turn. I have turned bowls and hollowforms out of it before but never a pen. It is pretty basic but I think it made an attractive pen.

The second one is mesquite that came from my brother’s deerlease. It came from a large stump that mostly went towards peppermills. Mesquite is always good to turn and finishs well. They both were sanded to 400 then a CA finishe was applied, allowed to cure and then buffed w/ EEE and WD. I also turned a couple of acrylics just because they sell better than wood.

Thanks for looking, as always, anything that helps, I am always willing to listen.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#1 posted 08-15-2011 05:11 AM

A great job on both pens. The wood looks great.

-- 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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#2 posted 08-15-2011 02:51 PM

I have never turned Canarywood, will have to try it sometime. Your pens are very nice and hope they sell real quick….

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 10-27-2011 03:17 PM

Those look great!! I really like the mesquite one. Great job.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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