Australian Hairy Oak Gold Cigar Pen.

  • Advertise with us
Project by BobWemm posted 83 days ago 394 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I traded some Konkerberry from our Kimberley region with a guy from Queensland who had some Hairy Oak.

The blank is sanded to 1800, then 1 coat of thin CA and 8 coats of Medium CA. Sanded to 1800 halfway thru and then again at the end.

Buffed with Tripoli and White Diamond.

Thanks for looking and C & C welcome as usual.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

9 comments so far

View aussiedave's profile


2777 posts in 327 days

#1 posted 83 days ago

Hey Bob…nice pen, that hairy oak looks great and the CA finish…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

View Bob Collins's profile

Bob Collins

1443 posts in 2186 days

#2 posted 83 days ago

You have been busy on the pens Bob, the hairy oak looks great and another very nice finish with the CA.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

View woodshaver's profile


2597 posts in 1856 days

#3 posted 83 days ago

Another beautiful pen! I see that Australian heat is not slowing you down! Nice work Bob!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View gamygeezer's profile


115 posts in 88 days

#4 posted 83 days ago

Great pen! I envy your access to such exotic sounding woods. Oh, and happy Australia Day!

-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

View robscastle's profile


1238 posts in 707 days

#5 posted 83 days ago

Looks like the write stuff there Bob.

Just out of interest where do you get 1800 Grit from

I have some 800 G but that’s all I can source.
Even with 800 it clogs very quickly, just what is sort of finish is CA?

-- Regards Robert

View doubleDD's profile


2040 posts in 546 days

#6 posted 83 days ago

Your pens turn out great. You have a real knack for it.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

View BobWemm's profile


514 posts in 429 days

#7 posted 83 days ago

CA finish is basically Super Glue.
You can get up to 12,000 grit from most pen suppliers. The Sandpaperman in Qld is a good source. will do the trick.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

View RogerInColorado's profile


270 posts in 457 days

#8 posted 83 days ago

Note to Bob: Nice work. I like checking out pens guys on LJ make. If is fascinating to see some of the really interesting woods available from around the world. It would be great if some of the U.S. wood suppliers would pick up on this and offer some of the “lesser known” species OZ has to offer.

Note to Robert: There are several tutorials on applying a CA finish on YouTube. This is one with lots of detail.

View Rockbuster's profile


260 posts in 1111 days

#9 posted 81 days ago

Bob, Don’t know how I missed this and the other pen, I usually get a notice when you post something, but don’t remember getting one this time. They both are good looking pens, Think i like the Amboyna one the best

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase