Chokecherry Burl and Apple Pens

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Project by ryno101 posted 07-01-2008 04:20 AM 1515 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ended up buying a few of these Jr. Gentleman’s kits.

These two are Copper finish with some more of that Chokecherry Burl and a gold finish with some apple wood that came from my father’s back yard a few years back. I’m all about that fruit wood! ;-)

I tried a CA finish on the apple, topped with a bit of wax polished on the lathe to shine it up… I’m quite happy with it.

The more I do, the easier these get!

-- Ryno

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#1 posted 07-01-2008 05:27 AM

Beautiful pens, Ryno. They both are very elegant. Great photography as well. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 07-01-2008 07:38 AM

Nice, I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen Chokecherry used. Is it a soft wood?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#3 posted 07-01-2008 03:04 PM

Love the pens, Love the finish.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 07-25-2008 01:31 PM

both really look great.
it’s really tough to go wrong with a burl.
I really like the heartwood / sapwood contrast in the apple wood.

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