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Project by Spacehog posted 03-26-2014 05:47 AM 509 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Nothing too special or crazy here. I just made 2 black palm pens from very similar kits. I really like the look of black palm, but I found it very challenging to turn without shattering it. After having a pen blow out, I slowed down and tried again with this pair of pens. My goal was to get 2 pens that looked almost identical. I knew that the kits looked slightly different which was ok. I’m pretty pleased with the result.

The pen kits are both Wall Street II pens from Woodcraft. I finished them with StickFast CA Finishing Kit which was an interesting process.

-- Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might...





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jlb

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#1 posted 03-26-2014 06:49 AM

Very nice! I love black palm but have had many holy wars turning it.

-- Jim, Ca, jimlbenson@comcast.net

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Spacehog

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 11:57 AM

Oh that’s interesting. Maybe the piece I got was unusual. The problem I was having was that the lighter part was very soft while the black part was very hard. So If I put much pressure on, the black part would separate from the lighter part since the lighter part was so soft. It may have just been a crummy piece that had some rot in it or whatever. Maybe I’ll grab a better looking piece and try again. Thanks!

-- Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might...

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Thewoodman2000

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#3 posted 03-26-2014 04:03 PM

It took me a couple tries to tame this grass for turning too! Same issue with the black parts releasing from the light brown material.
You have a couple nice pens there! Looks like you did a great job on the CA finish.

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 04-01-2014 01:49 PM

They look great, the grains and colors of black palm look amazing. Great fit and finish too!

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