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Old 05-15-2011, 10:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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WOW . . . . . . Just WOW!!!
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:17 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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That is a beauty for sure.
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that is super sweet! Nicely done. Wood grain is just mesmerizing!

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Beautiful wood and great finish! Your photography is good, too.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:29 AM   #15 (permalink)
 
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Congratulations. You have utilised a nice bit of wood to it's full advantage. A good example of moving from craft to art.

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SWeet pen, I wish i had olivewood for trash.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:50 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Beautiful. Really like the wood. I love Olive Wood and it being crosscut really sets it apart.
Yes Gary, cross cut Olive wood "can" be stunning...!

Interestingly, you don't see good Olive wood pen blanks on sale (stores, etc...!) cut in any other style but straight cut (with the grain), I have made many good Olive wood blanks cut in cross and diagonal and people don't seem to be interested, for whatever reason, which is strange really, when they can look as impressive as the pen shown here...!

Cross cut Olive wood is not easier to work with than most cross cut woods, they can be extremely fragile, requiring always some extra care, which our French friend patmurris done a top job with...!

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Old 05-15-2011, 09:00 PM   #18 (permalink)
 
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Wow that is one very nice looking pen.
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It is a MASTERPEACE! Why this kind of tree doesn’t grow in my yard.?

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what a beautiful piece of wood!! Got any left? I'd love to have a piece or two--
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