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A customer asked me to make a pen from a tree branch he had, pretty sure it was Birch. He had the branch for about a year and it was only about an inch thick, so it was pretty dry. I picked a section that had a couple of branch shoots on it for added aesthetic and stabilized it in my vacuum chamber.

Once I started to turn the cap a small hole developed where the branch shoot had been, so I decided to fill the hole in with crushed turquoise. The dark spot on the body of the pen is where the other shoot had been. Overall I like the light and dark contrast a lot :)

Finished with lots of CA then buffed with a flannel wheel and a cotton wheel.

Thanks for looking.

-- John





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Surfside

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#1 posted 625 days ago

Special and spectacular.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 625 days ago

Classy and elegant.

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#3 posted 624 days ago

Looks very classy. Especially sitting on that hunk-a-hunk-a plexi, or whatever that is. A very nice way to display it BTW

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 624 days ago

Thanks :)

-- John

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#5 posted 624 days ago

Id love to have that. It would match my desk perfectly. Well done!
- Jay

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#6 posted 624 days ago

Thanks Jay.

-- John

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#7 posted 623 days ago

I like that a lot. What kit did you use?

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#8 posted 623 days ago

Thanks, it’s a classic in black enamel.

-- John

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