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Old 02-17-2019, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I turned this from the bark of a Giant Sequoia tree which was gifted to me from someone here in the IAP. Since it is made of bark it doesn't qualify as a pretty wood. I think it does qualify as a pretty pen.





This second pen is a stabilized maple burl.



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Beautiful pens Steve!
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Very nice on both. Well made and matched.
I like maple burl but for me it sometimes warps out of shape.
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I think bark should qualify. That one for sure.
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The stabilized Maple Burl is beautiful; but the Sequoia Bark is incredible.

I will also vote that it is part of the tree.. it qualifies as part of the tree... And it thus is a Pretty wood pen!

Even if contraindicated, it is a beautiful pretty pen!

Well done Steve.
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Beautifully done Steve!
I agree, Bark should qualify
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Those are beauties.
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I will go along with others and say that is a wood product pen and should qualify. It is beautiful. Nice job turning it.
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I am fine with Brian's decision not to allow the bark pen into the pretty wood contest. He has to draw the line somewhere and he is technically correct. Running contests is a lot of work and he gets a lot of entries in the pretty wood contest.

Thank you for your positive comments about both pens.
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You have a winner there. I would think any part of the tree should qualify in the contest. Either way beautiful pen.
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