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Old 09-25-2009, 05:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Birds eye Huon Pine JR Emperor

On my last visit to Taiwan, I stopped by Dayacom's office to inspect the new Australiana series pens that was being made for me.

During the visit, I was asked by Dayacom to make some pens for them with Australian timbers so that they could display it in their offices and maybe on their website.

Been very busy lately so its taken me a while to get behind a lathe. Here is one of the pens that is going to be sent to Taiwan.

Birds eye Huon Pine also known as Burl Huon.

Huon pine is Australia's oldest living tree and is one of the oldest living organisms on earth. Individuals have been known to reach an age of 3,000 years. Fossil records from a tree found in a boggy area in the southwest of Tasmania were dated at 3,462 years. Only the bristle-cone pine of North America exceeds it in age.

Sanded to 400 grit, 20 coats of thin CA. Then 400 grit Micro-mesh to 12,000, Brasso and automotive polish/wax.

Was going to make an excuse to Dayacom that the kit was destroyed and put it in my own collection. Love the Huon, I have got to make some more of it.

As always, your comments or suggestions is always appreciated.

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Old 09-25-2009, 05:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Great birds eye, I would have thought about "losing "the pen too.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Very nice pen, David. The fit and finish is outstanding. Sure wish I had me some of that wood. Great job!
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Is that the pen kit you were having them make for you? The wood is beautiful.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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beautiful pen and wood.
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That is a beauty. What a finish. Fantastic, just fantastic.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Very well done!! Huon Pine is an amazing wood...I really like the way you have your website done as well....
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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That's a great looking pen! Dayacom should be proud to have such a lovely pen to grace their offices!
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That is awesome!
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:44 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Wow very nice. And the best thing is the history and the significants of the timber.
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