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Old 04-27-2010, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

At CSUSA, they have the Copper Jr. Retro on closeout.

Anyways, I was thinking, what woods would go good with that? Any at all?
I've seen amboyna, and the colors blended a bit too much.

What woods would look best with copper?

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Old 04-27-2010, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In my opinion, Purplehart goes well with copper.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This ISN'T an area I feel comfortable with myself.
I usually look for what others have done that I like.

At least one person, who's opinion I value, commented that this was a good match. FWIW Lace Redwood burl/Copper Cigar
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just did a copper slim with IPE. The customer likes it... It looked good together.

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Old 04-27-2010, 08:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I did a copper slimline with Padauk that looked very nice together.

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Old 04-27-2010, 09:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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While some of the woods with warm colors like Koa look okay with copper, I think that there are a number of acrylic blanks that look terrific on a copper pen kit. Just one man's opinion.

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Old 04-27-2010, 11:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Go to my site,, and search for "copper". You'll see about a dozen examples of what I've done with copper components, and can judge for yourself.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:39 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I think you would be better off with acrylics with copper such as something in the bronze family or you can do some casting such as these.

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Old 04-28-2010, 11:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I used a pr blank on a wall street II in copper...
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