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  1. Q

    Two burly Tree IDs

    It's winter where my parents live in Maryland, so I have no leaves to go off of but I found two beautifully burly trees that are both dead. If you're wondering, I'm not turning an entire tree into pen blanks. But I will certainly be using some burl off of them once they're cut down (for slabs...
  2. Amihai

    Redheart, Purpleheart and Yellowheart

    Redheart, Purpleheart and Yellowheart fountain pens. Jr. Statesman kits with CA finish. We aren't very creative with those wood names, aren't we?.. (Also, I managed to Improve my images a lot just by setting my phone's camera exposure and saturation to manual mode and increasing them a bit).
  3. Q

    Wood ID Help

    I was given this dark piece from someone who knew I turned pens. (Curly maple is in the background for comparison). The best I can describe it is that it's very dense and heavy and hard as can be...as if it were stabilized but it's just plane jane wood from what I can tell. Is it teak? Thanks guys!
  4. A

    What type of wood to use?

    Hi everybody :) I don't think I even consider myself a newbie since I'm just starting to get into pen turning and blank making. So i'm really sorry if my question is not in the right section, I wasn't sure if this one or the penturning one was more appropriate. I want to start making hybrid...
  5. MRDucks2

    Spalted, ambrosia... I call it wood

    Guy I work with called and said hey, the city cut this tree down... I saw something worth saving. Another co-worker wanted some so dropped two pieces off for him. We shall see.
  6. G

    For Sale 104 Pen Blanks

    I am cleaning out my inventory and putting up for sale 104 wood pen blanks. All are dry, but none are stabilized. These include domestic, exotic, and some rare blanks. Blanks are generally 3/4" square and 5 1/4" long. Some blanks have blemishes, but all are good for pens. I asking $100 for all...
  7. G

    Suggestions

    I am looking for some suggestions on a pattern either easy or hard i can make for the experience i have mostly just used whole blanks without any patterning or anything really special so i would like some suggestions for a design i can replicate and if you have any tips please feel free to share.
  8. Sand Mountain Designs

    Barnwood

    I received some barn wood over the weekend that will make some awesome looking blanks I believe. I have not identified the wood yet but it is estimated to be from 1932. I'm guessing it would need to be stabilized first. What would be the best way to go about that? Could I cut the blanks first...
  9. E

    Why hardwood instead of softwood?

    Hi everyone! I've heard that hardwood is better than softwood for turning. Is this true, and if so, why? Thanks! - Ekick
  10. Olivewood Pen Blanks

    BETHLEHEM OLIVE WOOD PEN BLANKS ( DARK GRAINS AROUND THE FOUR SIDES )

    AUTHENTIC / BETHLEHEM Olive Wood Pen Blanks DARK GRAINS& EXTREMELY FIGURED AROUND ALL SIDES GRADE A+++ PRODUCED FROM THE HEART WOOD OF THE OLIVE BRANCH THIS PRODUCT IS COMING STRAIGHT FROM BETHLEHEM THROUGH JERUSALEM / THE HOLY LAND Sizes: 5" X 0.75" X 0.75" PURCHASE INCLUDES...
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    Highly Figured Bethlehem Olive Wood Pen Blanks
  12. Olivewood Pen Blanks

    Highly Figured Bethlehem Olive Wood Pen Blanks

    AUTHENTIC / BETHLEHEM Olive Wood Pen Blanks DARK GRAINS& EXTREMELY FIGURED AROUND ALL SIDES GRADE A+++ PRODUCED FROM THE HEART WOOD OF THE OLIVE BRANCH THIS PRODUCT IS COMING STRAIGHT FROM BETHLEHEM THROUGH JERUSALEM / THE HOLY LAND Sizes: 5" X 0.75" X 0.75" PURCHASE INCLUDES...
  13. E

    Hello! Pencil making

    Hello everyone, I am so happy to find this forum! I have a question. After a lot of research I am looking for pencil mechanisms (0.5mm, 0.7mm) with which I can make modern single piece mechanical pencils, as in the file attached. I have only found clutch 5.6mm but it is not very easy to use. Do...
  14. D

    What is this wood???

    Can anyone identify this wood: A friend of mine cut it in south Alabama. It has little knobs all over it and some of the knobs have sharp brier 'pookies' on them. There is a very thin green layer under the bark. I have it drying now but didn't want to turn it until I know if it's poisonous...
  15. Woodchipper

    Inserting a small part into a finial

    Let me be more precise here. I'm assembling a cartridge bullet click pen from WC, #151303. The instructions say to insert a small tube into the clip/retainer/cap assembly. There is to be 9/16 inch left in the assembly. I have the tube almost in with about i/32 left to go. My pen press has a...
  16. Woodchipper

    "Tiny bubbles in the glue"

    Don Ho sang about tiny bubbles in the wine. I got tiny bubbles in the glue. I was turning an acrylic piece this morning. It became translucent and the bubbles stuck out like sore thumb. Plus one end cracked so I tossed it. SWMBO and I saw some great pens at our local Woodcraft store a while...
  17. Woodchipper

    The Mrs. had a suggestion

    She mentioned yesterday to save the cutoffs from blanks or pieces of wood for other WWing projects. I told her that I was ahead of the game. I have a plastic tub full of wood and acrylic pieces, ready to glue up, drill and turn. I was searching for Corian to see what is said about gluing...
  18. I

    Looking for very thin woods

    Hi all, First post here. Been lurking a bit. I am looking for some really thin woods for blank segmenting. Different colors, lengths to about ten inches max. I'm happy to buy from someone here if possible. Happy to support my fellow craftsmen!
  19. J

    hello from Washington State

    Hello and thank you for creating such a cool and friendly website. i have been pen turning for almost a year now so i am still a newbie but i like to think that im a good one. i do also enjoy making other things besides pens but my interests right now are definitely with pens. i have just...
  20. J

    Greetings from Idaho

    I'm a retired special education teacher, currently doing curriculum development consulting from a home office. Before I was a teacher, I was a professional musician (percussionist) and I spend a good bit of time in my shop building cajons (wooden hand drums). I decided to buy a lathe and...
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