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Old 09-11-2017, 09:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Pecan. Hard wood and turns good. Doesn't have a spectacular grain but lends to staining or dyeing. I goofed with one pecan pen blank. I used a black Sharpie to color it but it didn't fill in some voids in the wood. I got a bit upset and wet a paper towel with DNA to wipe it off. Well, the DNA dissolved the black ink enough to allow it to flow into the voids and give it a dark charcoal gray. Looked decent, actually.
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