|Project by gridlockd||posted 02-07-2012 09:21 PM||840 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
please excuse the date on the pics, my camera date is off, i took these today actually!
I made this pen from a piece of firewood that i was looking at for the crotchwood. I resawed it on the bandsaw and found this really nice spalting inside. decided to use it for a pen kit and it turned out better than i could have imagined. it had some punky spots in it that i had to stabilize with CA, but it held together. its a designer pen kit from rockler in satin silver.
I got to looking at some other oak logs that i had not split for firewood yet, took the chainsaw and cut them down the center, resawed on the bandsaw and they have some beautiful spalting as well!
Can you use “green” wood to turn for pen blanks? what moisture content? how does grren wood do with a CA finish?
any answers are welcome and thanks for looking!