A pen lost at sea

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MedWoodWorx

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I just finished this pen made from wood i gathered at the local boatyard. It was a wrecked old fishing boat left in pieces to rot. I am not certain of its age but most of these boats were made either pre-ww2 or immediately after. The wood was really dry and somewhat brittle to work with; when i managed to get close to its final shape i oil sanded it until 1500 grit and then used just oil as a finish since i didn't want to make it shinny. I believe its black mullbery, the wood of choice for boat lumber back at the day.
The pen was really difficult to photograph but i think you get an idea, the pen kit is an omega kit from taylors mirfield, cheers.
 

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Todd in PA

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Nice pen! Great rescue!
I’ve used red mulberry and it has a shimmering quality—the light grain becomes dark and the dark becomes light depending on the angle it’s viewed at. I love mulberry for this reason.
 

MedWoodWorx

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Nice pen! Great rescue!
I’ve used red mulberry and it has a shimmering quality—the light grain becomes dark and the dark becomes light depending on the angle it’s viewed at. I love mulberry for this reason.
You will not believe how hard it was to take "proper" pictures, this wood grain is really bizarre.
 
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