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Project by itsme_timd posted 05-19-2008 04:54 AM 1153 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I finally got a chance to try our some of the material that made it back to me from the Pen Turners' Swap!

It was hard to choose but I dug into one of my favorite woods (Walnut) and some Smokewood Bush shared with us by Karson.

I made the Walnut into a Copper Euro style pen. It came out mighty fine…

However, the Smokewood Bush was an amazing wood to work with. The pictures don’t do the colors in this wood justice. The yellow portion ranges from light mustard yellow to a yellow-brown, really unique stuff! It turned easily and I finished with CA/BLO topped with Shellawax.

Thanks guys for sharing some great woods!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA





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trifern

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#1 posted 05-19-2008 05:21 AM

Very cool!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Karson

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#2 posted 05-19-2008 06:05 AM

Glad you liked the wood. Thanks for running the exchange.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Grant Davis

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#3 posted 05-19-2008 02:10 PM

Very nice, I really like the Smokewood Bush. If I can ask where did you get the blank?

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#4 posted 05-20-2008 01:39 AM

Both of these a nice pens but I tend to prefer the smokewood bush.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 05-20-2008 11:56 AM

I’m with Scott, both are great but the smokewood bush catches my eye.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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#6 posted 05-20-2008 02:04 PM

Great pens. I haven’t started in on my bounty yet. How soon is round two?

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#7 posted 07-27-2008 02:32 AM

The smoke wood bush was a shrub that we had in our front yard. Some of the branches started to die and so I cut them down. I then saw this beautiful yellow wood.

The branch I have is about 2 1/2” in dia. and about 3’ long. So there are a few blanks there, but not many.

Here is a bush in my daughters home she just bought. It likes like the one that I had but I haven’t cut down any of her branches.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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