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Project by Sodabowski posted 10-01-2011 10:14 AM 1501 views 0 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey mates!

Just a quick “i’m alive” kinda post. I’m ultra busy these days at the university, so very little spare time to post anything, least to build anything. I’m still using the prototype QuickS’Lathe™ as is (no time to finish the plans for the final version yet), though I added a dedicated variable power supply to it, so I can vary the speed to fit the task at hand.

The first of you guys (and gals) who guesses what wood these are made of will receive a similar one from me as a gift, no kidding (Mads, please don’t cheat, we talked about it once ;)

Any ideas? :)

Cheers!

Edit llwynog won the challenge: these are made of ivy ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!





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Wes Giesbrecht

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#1 posted 10-01-2011 10:24 AM

Caragana?

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#2 posted 10-01-2011 01:21 PM

Olive ;)

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#3 posted 10-01-2011 03:36 PM

Plum ?
Nice work.

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#4 posted 10-01-2011 08:17 PM

Hello Thomas

A fantastic work with your ” lathe”

Where did you buy the mecanism to making these pens ?

Beautiful work and beautiful pens

Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 10-01-2011 09:07 PM

Wes: nop Napoleon: nop @ Anthony: nop

@ DJ: beartoothwoods.com :)

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#6 posted 10-01-2011 11:30 PM

These are very nice pens, problem is after Mads gets his (he has cheated already) & you give one away you will have to make another one for you.
I think the timber is “willburn” ::: ))))))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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tdv

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#7 posted 10-02-2011 12:21 AM

I think it’s spalted beech or maple/sycamore….. is that 2 guesses? it’s a little hard to tell on picture
Nice job by the way Thomas keep widdling those modes man.
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Sodabowski

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#8 posted 10-02-2011 12:27 AM

@Pete: thanks :) these are the 19th and 20th that I make actually. And nop, it’s not willburn either :p
@Trevor: nop ^^

Thanks for the nice words guys, but you are leagues away from what wood these are made of ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#9 posted 10-02-2011 12:31 AM

Definitely looks like some spalting in it (brown areas) is it Lime? I’m past wanting the pen won’t sleep tonight til I suss it.
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#10 posted 10-02-2011 12:48 AM

Hey Thomas, I am supprised it’snot Willburn, would have thought if you threw it on the fire “it will burn” :: )))) hehe

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 10-02-2011 01:18 AM

@Pete: I got it after answering :p actually it would burn REALLY well.
@Trevor: try again mate ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#12 posted 10-02-2011 01:37 AM

Thomas, Really nice looking pens. I’ll take a shot at Ficus.. using it now for some pens and with knots it looks pretty cool.

CtL

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#13 posted 10-02-2011 02:53 AM

I really like these! Simple but really pretty. It kind of looks like some pearwood I have but something tells me this came from a weirder source. :)

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#14 posted 10-02-2011 03:15 AM

My guess is that it is Holly…..Fingers crossed. Great looking pens!!

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#15 posted 10-02-2011 03:26 AM

Just turned some , looked a lot like this—just maple. Yours seem to have some spalting.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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