Bull-Oak Custom

Signed-In Members Don't See This Ad

Ironwood

Member
Joined
May 31, 2010
Messages
692
Location
Mackay. Australia
Well here is MkII of this style, this time I used a piece of BullOak ( Allocasuarina luehmannii ).
I used some 12mm aluminium rod to make the components this time, so the finial cap and the centerband are both 12mm, I also made the lower barrel a bit slimmer.
I shortened the upper tube about 7mm, this looks a bit more in proportion with the Cigar clip. I took the shine off the chrome nib and clip to try and match the aluminium. (I notice the nib still has some shiny patches)
2 coats of CA buffed back with steel wool, and Hutts wax to top it off.

CC welcome, as usual.








 

Attachments

Signed-In Members Don't See This Ad

magpens

Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2011
Messages
10,093
Location
Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Very nice work, Brad ... again !!!!

The wood ... being an Aussie wood, is it a true oak (whatever that means) ? ... doesn't seem to have the surface pores we are used to seeing on oak woods that are grown in the Northern Hemisphere.
It also has a much more interesting grain pattern.
 

Ironwood

Member
Joined
May 31, 2010
Messages
692
Location
Mackay. Australia
Thanks Guys.

The wood ... being an Aussie wood, is it a true oak (whatever that means) ? ... doesn't seem to have the surface pores we are used to seeing on oak woods that are grown in the Northern Hemisphere.
It also has a much more interesting grain pattern.
It’s not a “ true Oak “, the early settlers called it Oak because of the medullary rays, which give it an Oak like appearance. This one is a bit harder than what you would be used to with an Oak. I think Bull-Oak or Buloke as it’s also called, has the highest Janka hardness score of all timber tested. Despite that, it’s quite nice to turn with sharp tools.
 

GaryMGg

Member
Joined
Nov 23, 2006
Messages
5,526
Location
McIntosh, Florida, USA.
She’s a beauty.
However, the nib is still a bit long and lean for what you seem to be aiming for.
Would love to see you make the nib and it be a little shorter and a bit broader with a rounder slope.
 
Top Bottom