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Old 04-28-2010, 11:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
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A nice matching PR is always nice. It does not have to be wood.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Apple looks great with copper
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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This is a copper Retro in what was labeled as Snakewood, which is usually reddish with bold black markings. Hank told me that this species of wood can have different names depending on how it is marked, and that this particular piece would probably be called "letterwood" because while it has the pattern, the markings are light instead of black. I dunno, but it thought it looked cool on the copper kit. I haven't sold this one because I'm not sure how the copper plating holds up.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Half of all the pens I have ever sold were copper.

Of course 3 out of 6 does not really point to a trend
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Dyed woods might work well, too. I'd think a green (dyed) wood would look good (say *that* 10 times fast)

Nice play! (well, it's not exactly work, is it?)

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Old 04-28-2010, 05:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for responses. I do a lot of acrylic and wood, just trying to think what possibilities in wood would work.
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JBCustomPens View Post
Hey everyone,

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

What woods would look best with copper?
I was sad to see they are discontinuing the copper Retro ...I love the shape and the copper is unique...well at least I was able to buy 30 for short money.

I have found that real African Blackwood looks great with this kit. Also, if you are looking non-wood the copper PR blank sold by Ed and Dawn at Exotics looks great with copper....I sold about ten of those alone last year.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:29 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Default Wood for Copper

I think copper looks great with any of the redish woods like Chakte or African Coralwood or Bloodwood. It was stunning with Amboyna... and looked really cool with a fiddleback maple. It would probably go very well with many acrylics if you are into turning acrylic.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
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tulip wood looks good to me
If I could make a living out of my wood shop, I would quit my day job immediately!
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:27 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You may not care for the shape, but here is a burl with a copper Retro and a swirl copper colored PR
Danged if I can keep these wood names in my head.
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