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Old 04-30-2010, 08:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I am not thrilled with this pen. Because I expected more. I got this teak board that is all curly... not heavy maple curl but a moderate yet distinct curl which is pretty uncommon in teak. To kick it up I decide to cut some on the bias. The wood had some dark streaks and other odd patches evident after I milled the blanks. So I wasn't sure what the end result would be.

I acetoned the turned blanks and then used my favorite Tung Oil concoction with heat and time to help it polymerize and dry. That helped a little. Anyhoo... after my normal MM-12000, CA-BLO, double buff and Ren Wax here is the result. I have included a PIC of the original board. Don't know why the curl disappeared... it went all the way through the original and wasn't planer or saw chatter. It has a little chatoyancy but no curl. Weird.




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In my limited experience , bias cut tends to hide curl .
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Very nice pen.

Some woods, the curl will only show in larger areas. Cut it too small, like a pen blank, it will disappear. Not unusual.
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Yes... Looks like you are right. The board has curl and the pen doesn't... proof positive.
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Looks great to me Bree !
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Curl or no curl, that is a great looking pen. Very nice job Bree.
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Looks great to me Bree !
I'm gonna send you some. Maybe you can get some curl magic out of it.
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