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Arlin Eastman

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#1 posted 07-22-2012 09:59 PM

Hay Dallas

Here is a link to a site that sells wood for turners

You can go there and see what it looks like.

Good luck and hope to be hearing from you soon buddy


PS – Pen blanks should have alot of figure and color to them and the best size green should be 1”x1”x6 1/2”
If you cut a log make sure it is about 14” to 16” long and then split it in half or down the middle which is where most of the time the pith is. The pith is the beginning of the tree growing out and it is the most unstable part of the whole tree.
To keep the end grain from cracking use a good latex paint and put it on the end grain.

The web site will show you how the wood looks.

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