Ancient redgum Harold fountain pen

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CjG78

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made this yesterday. Absolutely beautiful kit
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egnald

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Very Cool. Was it submerged in a bog or something? I noticed the word Ancient in the title, so I assumed that it may have been buried or something that caused the tannins to make the wood very dark - kind of like the Ancient Kauri from New Zealand.
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Nice ! .... NICE !! .... VERY NICE !!!!

Please tell us more about the wood ..... can you post a pic of a piece before turning, please ? . Thanks
Nice ! .... NICE !! .... VERY NICE !!!!

Please tell us more about the wood ..... can you post a pic of a piece before turning, please ? . Thanks
Thanks mate!!
It's quite dark. Received some off an elderly turner over here. Pre historic redgums were pushed over into the murray River, and over time the timber absorbs minerals from the silt and fossilizing it essentially!! This piece on the right is the piece used mate
 

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I haven't seen you in a while...! ;)
I haven't seen a piece of Ancient Red Gum for some time, it certainly turned very dark. I have the regular Red Gum and the Colonial Red Gum, Colonial means that the wood has been cut in the Colonial times of 1850's a bit earlier or a bit later but Ancient means just that, many years older than Colonial and if either buried on in the water, the wood will darken even more such as your blanks.

Great pen mate, congrats.

Cheers
George
 
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