|Project by Darell||posted 854 days ago||778 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I was approached a few weeks ago to make some pens for the Hope Transplant Organization to give to guest speakers at their Celebration of Life function for over 400 organ transplant recipients and their families. The individual I dealt with asked that a native wood from Oklahoma be used. A friend in COWA suggested using redbud, the Oklahoma state tree. I showed her the redbud blanks which she liked very much. She then chose the Wall St. II click pens kits in Gold. The picture is of 4 of the 5 pens I turned for them. I think they turned out very well and they were pleased with the pens. I liked them so well that I turned another for me. The redbud wood came from a tree downed in an ice storm a few years ago and was dry and ready to turn. The finish is Mylands topped with Renaissance wax. It was an honor to turn these pens for a good cause.
-- Darell, Norman, Ok.