|Project by nickel||posted 12-17-2012 08:08 AM||733 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This is not my favorite but I figured I would post anyways. This was made from african blackwood.
Very dense and very difficult to work. This was a “disaster” project. everything went wrong. This wood destroyed my drill bit, dulled my trimmer. dulled my lathe tools, and one blank even exploded while on the lathe. Because its so expensive. I actually picked up all the pieces from around the shop and CA glued them all back together using aluminum foil and c clamps. you cannot even tell the upper blank on the pencil is actually about 15 different pieces. Im just glad this on is done. And yet I know I will order more of this wood.
-- -Nickel Risk