Bog oak pen blanks

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Twvaman

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Hi all, Im back again and I have for sale Irish bog oak pen blanks.
Bog oak comes from the midlands of Ireland.
Size: 3/4 x 3/4 x 6inch.
Blanks are dry and have no cracks.
Price for 5 blanks - $20.00 plus $5.50 for postage.
Payment through PayPal.
Delivery from Ireland to USA takes 5-7 working days.

I have this bogoak carbon dated from queens university Belfast. A copy of the results will be giving with each purchase. (4464bc +/- 9 years or later).

Here is my last tread from a few weeks ago.
http://www.penturners.org/forum/f158/irish-bog-oak-pen-blanks-6500-years-old-157209/
 

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Camardelle

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I’d like one set. Will you invoice or pm me your PayPal address and I’ll get you paid. Thanks!
 

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I have bought some of these blanks previously and made some very attractive pens of various designs from them. Will buy more in the future. . Because they are 6" long, you can easily get two single-barrel pens out of one blank.
 
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Twvaman

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I have bought some of these blanks previously and made some very attractive pens of various designs from them. Will buy more in the future. . Because they are 6" long, you can easily get two single-barrel pens out of one blank.
Have you got any pics of them, would be interested in seeing them.
 

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I would love a set as well. The idea of 6,500 year old wood is just amazing!
Edit- I'm interested in 10 total blanks.
 
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magpens

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I have bought some of these blanks previously and made some very attractive pens of various designs from them. Will buy more in the future. . Because they are 6" long, you can easily get two single-barrel pens out of one blank.
Have you got any pics of them, would be interested in seeing them.
Actually, I have given them all away to my Irish inlaws ! . They love 'em ... li'l bit of the old sod !! . No pics ... sorry.

But I will be making more. . Will try to get some pics.
 

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Bog Oak pen pic

The pic shows my first bog oak pen. I've turned three, and I find the wood very easy to turn. I did not try to do a high gloss finish because I wanted to show the texture of the wood. I sanded it to 400, which still left open grain. I finished with several coats of CA and buffed with hard carnuba. The end result looked great and the Irish friend I gave it to was thrilled. I would add that MIke is a great guy to deal with.
 

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Twvaman

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The pic shows my first bog oak pen. I've turned three, and I find the wood very easy to turn. I did not try to do a high gloss finish because I wanted to show the texture of the wood. I sanded it to 400, which still left open grain. I finished with several coats of CA and buffed with hard carnuba. The end result looked great and the Irish friend I gave it to was thrilled. I would add that MIke is a great guy to deal with.
That’s a nice looking pen.
 
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Received my blanks.
It just amazes me to hold and feel something in my own hands that was once a living thing approx 6500 years ago. I cant wait to turn it into a pen with a story.
Thanks again Michael
 
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