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Project by Sam posted 01-03-2012 06:57 AM 845 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was only the second time that I have made a pen of this design. I believe it called a “Polaris” style. I really like this pen for 2 primary reasons. First, it is nice to be able to make a pen with a single tube. Second, I REALLY like olive wood. This particular piece is from a handful of pen blanks that ordered from Israel. The color of figured olive is so beautiful. I don’t remember exactly what finish I used on this, but I am sure it is a friction polish/wax of some sort. Perhaps will make one of these for myself some day. This particular one now belongs to my oldest son’s girlfriend.

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY





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FlashG

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 11:31 AM

Great pen! I want to make some of these in the future – it’ll be interesting to see what woods I can get here in NZ. Where did you order it from in Israel?

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 09:20 PM

Very classic looking pen,

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Sam

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#3 posted 01-04-2012 06:05 AM

Hi FlashG! I purchased about 6 of these on eBay about 3 years ago. If you search for “olive wood pen blanks” you will find several. Look for those that are highly figured for the best coloring. Good luck!

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 06:47 PM

Great looking pen! Have you ever turned Russian Olive? Out west it is a nuisance tree that grows along river banks. I was going to harvest some to see the difference between the two. I know Russian Olive has dramatic grain formation as well. Here is a link to some blanks in the Russian Olive. Do they look anything like the olive wood fro Israel?

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