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Old 09-13-2017, 01:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Thank you, Brian. Indeed, I'm looking for something lighter in color with interesting grain. The vast majority of my experience is in building custom guitars, and I'm familiar with the lexicon of woods that are usually discussed in those circles. I was curious if there was anything I was overlooking in the realm of pen turning.

I appreciate everyone's input and ideas!
Ok, so here are a couple that are a little more unusual and probably more common in the pen world than anywhere else:

Black Locust Burl (not too hard to find)


and White Amboyna Burl, the third from the right in the pic below is about as light as you will find (very rare, and very expensive)

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