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Old 03-16-2010, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I went for a hike in the woods of Jacksonville, TX and found a hackberry log that looked like it was spalted on the end. I took it home and dried it. After it was dry I cut it up into blanks and to my surprise it was crazy looking. So I made a Majestic out of one of the blanks. It was a bugger to turn! There were a ton of worm holes, and voids, and it was hard in some places and like dust in others. I stabilized halfway through by soaking it in ultra thin CA which helped a lot. I sanded it down to 600 grit after finally working it down thin. Applied 6 coats of CA and then finished it to 12,000 grit micromesh.
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Well worth the trouble!!

Pen looks FANTASTIC!!!!

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Great pen! Well worth the effort to save the blank.

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Nice job! Beautiful Pen!
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Wow that is very cool look wood and it made a great pen.

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Old 03-16-2010, 04:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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That's a real beauty and the price of the blank makes it even more beautiful.
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Very nice and a great find..
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Beautiful Job! its these kind of results that keep me bringing home found logs and roots. Nice!!!
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that one turned out very nice. great job, and Lucky find.
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Thanks! Yeah, it seems like everywhere I go now I am looking around fence lines and wood piles for something special.
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