$10 Olive wood bargain

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Project by Bevy posted 11-15-2012 01:52 AM 1370 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Found a small cutting board in a local dept store. It was warped but the salesperson marked it down for me. I think I’ll get 10 or 12 pens out of it…not bad, I’m thinking

-- Bevy - NH

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-15-2012 03:49 AM

Nice work, good salvage

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-15-2012 03:50 AM

Really nice looking, you have done the wood proud.

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#3 posted 11-15-2012 09:30 AM

I also find wood for my workshop from lot different sources. This is one more to try.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 11-15-2012 11:41 AM

Pens are certainly nice, but the find is great.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Tom Godfrey

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#5 posted 11-15-2012 11:41 AM

I will go to yard sales, thrift stores and my eye is alway open for wood items. Not that I want the item, I want the wood. I was able to purchase a nice piece of walnut but cant remember what I paid, but most likely no more than a couple of dollars.
Not even sure when I will use it for but know I could get a lot of pen blanks out of it.
I am making pens but not happy with my work yet. Just cant seem to get a decent finish on the wood yet. I read a lot and see what others are doing but for the life of me it don’t work out for me.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#6 posted 11-15-2012 03:39 PM

Nice save and good looking pens : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 11-15-2012 05:49 PM

You’re on the right track !

-- "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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#8 posted 11-16-2012 10:47 AM

Really wonderful wood. And you make good use of it!

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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