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Old 03-21-2017, 12:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Location: Sussex Wi
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I am going to like playing with this wood I got from a friend.
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice Pens, Donald, (Thanks for the Photographs and not the Thumb Links)
Nice Fit, but I notice that you have some Dark Staining coming from your Bushes, into the Blanks.
This is usually metal particles coming from the Bushes during Sanding.
It can be lessened by sealing the end of the Blank, after you have taken it down to the Tube.
Some CA would do fine, just take care not to get it into the Tube, or if you do, then clean it out before you assemble the Pen.
Are you wet sanding?
Turn that special piece of Timber you have been keeping.
Enjoy it for its true beauty.
Why leave it for others to enjoy without you?

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Old 03-23-2017, 01:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This pen was more of a experiment to get a idea what the Buckthorn wood would look like finished as I have harvested quite a bit of it. The blanks I cut are not fully dry from the green wood I cut up. If you look closely at the end the wood is actually bent in the direction the barrel trimmer was spinning. Once the blanks are fully dried there will be some stunning pens as the wood has 4 distinct colors to in the rings close enough together that a well placed drill bit will give the nice light to dark effect. If you harvest some of this invasive species I recommend trying it.
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