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Old 02-06-2019, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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There was only one blank of this wood in a box of wood I got. I have no clue what it is. I just had a feeling that it was going to turn and look nice. Thought it would look good on a larger pen also so I chose this Classic Rollerball for it's mate. Lol
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Looks like Olive Wood to me. Nicely done.

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That's a beauty.
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I actually have some apple I harvested myself that looks like that.

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Probably not, but it looks like Rocky Mountain Maple. I've turned several pens from wood off my property and it's very similar.
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It's FIG. No question. Found In Garage. FIG.
(not my line, stolen from someone else here!!)

Great pen--and i see the resemblance to both Olive and Apple.
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If it is in fact Fig, I'm one lucky guy. We just moved my in-laws to a retirement community and my father in law was a master when it came to wood creations. As we were packing everything I was asked to go into his shop and get all his stuff organized for the estate sale. I found a limb off a tree I couldn't ID so the next time I saw him I asked what it was and he told me it was a Fig limb from their Fig tree. Both ends waxed so hopefully not much checking. Now you have my hopes up!
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If it is in fact Fig, I'm one lucky guy. We just moved my in-laws to a retirement community and my father in law was a master when it came to wood creations. As we were packing everything I was asked to go into his shop and get all his stuff organized for the estate sale. I found a limb off a tree I couldn't ID so the next time I saw him I asked what it was and he told me it was a Fig limb from their Fig tree. Both ends waxed so hopefully not much checking. Now you have my hopes up!
Yours may be beautiful--but mine was a weak joke, with FIG being an acronym for Found In Garage!! (or FIB--Found in Box). Hope i didn't get your hopes up in vain!! (i have some lilac branches i cut last year--another year and i'll get to see if it's as cool looking as i thought it might be as i cut it!!)
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I have some Chinese Elm that looks a lot like that.
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If it is in fact Fig, I'm one lucky guy. We just moved my in-laws to a retirement community and my father in law was a master when it came to wood creations. As we were packing everything I was asked to go into his shop and get all his stuff organized for the estate sale. I found a limb off a tree I couldn't ID so the next time I saw him I asked what it was and he told me it was a Fig limb from their Fig tree. Both ends waxed so hopefully not much checking. Now you have my hopes up!
Yours may be beautiful--but mine was a weak joke, with FIG being an acronym for Found In Garage!! (or FIB--Found in Box). Hope i didn't get your hopes up in vain!! (i have some lilac branches i cut last year--another year and i'll get to see if it's as cool looking as i thought it might be as i cut it!!)
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You got me on that one. I was a bit "foggy" yesterday after spending most of the day replacing the battery in the snow plow then plowing my road. Not fun, cold, wind blowing, drifts all over the place. I think I now know what a popsicle feels like.
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