|Project by scottb||posted 03-17-2008 11:44 PM||2471 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
As I mentioned somewhere during the Pen Swaps first North American tour, I got a bunch of California walnut burl from Treebones in return for a couple completed pens (He’s using some of the burl to make desk sets)
This is the first batch I turned, from left to right in platinum, gold, black titanium, gold and platinum.
I had a couple issues with turning the burl – a blow out here, knot to fill there. Pleased to say that some superglue and shaving dust not only took care of things, but even I, who knew where the “fixes were” can’t find them!
Being too close to my work to be able to choose which ones to let go, I let my wife and her mother pick out their 2 favorites (they both picked the ones on the right) so those are en-route to the Golden State.
Speaking of “golden” – one thing I learned was that finishing them with a few coats of Walnut oil before the friction polish really “warmed up” the wood. Which only seems appropriate – a separated at birth kind of reunion – so to speak.