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Curly Oak Pen- Thanks, Lowes!

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Project by JohnGreco posted 950 days ago 991 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was in Lowes one day and saw some amazing curly Oak board in their millwork section. It looks like it also has pith running the length of it.

After shaping it I let is soak up some ammonia fumes for 24 hours. I thought they would have made it darker than they did, but there was definitely a difference. Finished with CA and waxed, paired with a slimline gunmetal kit.

I’m going to try not to bore my fellow LJ’s with every pen I make, but thought this was a pretty neat find and had to share :)

-- John





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rmoore

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#1 posted 950 days ago

I like the manliness of it. I like using a pen with some thickness to it. Good job.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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clieb91

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#2 posted 949 days ago

Great find at a box store.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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JohnGreco

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#3 posted 949 days ago

Thanks!

-- John

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Skylark53

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#4 posted 949 days ago

That’s oak? Wow. Nice and nice work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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DurocShark

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#5 posted 949 days ago

I love going through Lowe’s for cool stuff like that. I’ve found curly oak, maple, and redwood. All have found their way into my projects.

-- -Don

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Dark_Lightning

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#6 posted 948 days ago

Nice pen. I’ve found some really nice QS red oak and tiger striped maple at the box stores. Whenever I go there for a piece of wood, I rifle through the 1/4” and 1/2” stuff. Every once in awhile, something nice turns up. I buy it even though I don’t have an immediate use for it. I wonder who buys the rest of that stuff?

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