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JBCustomPens

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Hey everyone,


At CSUSA, they have the Copper Jr. Retro on closeout.

Anyways, I was thinking, what woods would go good with that? Any at all?
I've seen amboyna, and the colors blended a bit too much.

What woods would look best with copper?

Thanks.
 
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Mark

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I just did a copper slim with IPE. The customer likes it... It looked good together.
IMHO.
 

Jim Smith

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While some of the woods with warm colors like Koa look okay with copper, I think that there are a number of acrylic blanks that look terrific on a copper pen kit. Just one man's opinion.

Jim Smith
 

jttheclockman

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I think you would be better off with acrylics with copper such as something in the bronze family or you can do some casting such as these.

 

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This is a copper Retro in what was labeled as Snakewood, which is usually reddish with bold black markings. Hank told me that this species of wood can have different names depending on how it is marked, and that this particular piece would probably be called "letterwood" because while it has the pattern, the markings are light instead of black. I dunno, but it thought it looked cool on the copper kit. I haven't sold this one because I'm not sure how the copper plating holds up.
 

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greggas

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Hey everyone,


At CSUSA, they have the Copper Jr. Retro on closeout.

What woods would look best with copper?
I was sad to see they are discontinuing the copper Retro ...I love the shape and the copper is unique...well at least I was able to buy 30 for short money.

I have found that real African Blackwood looks great with this kit. Also, if you are looking non-wood the copper PR blank sold by Ed and Dawn at Exotics looks great with copper....I sold about ten of those alone last year.
 

Smitty37

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Wood for Copper

I think copper looks great with any of the redish woods like Chakte or African Coralwood or Bloodwood. It was stunning with Amboyna... and looked really cool with a fiddleback maple. It would probably go very well with many acrylics if you are into turning acrylic.
 

mick

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Justin, I make hand rolled denim blanks and use the copper hardware with them.....nice color combo! If you want I can rustle up a picture.
 

witz1976

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Hey everyone,


At CSUSA, they have the Copper Jr. Retro on closeout.

Anyways, I was thinking, what woods would go good with that? Any at all?
I've seen amboyna, and the colors blended a bit too much.

What woods would look best with copper?

Thanks.
Not sure what you are seeing, but they are closing out ALL the Jr. Retro!! Damn it I wanted to try this style too:mad::mad:
 

MatthewZS

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Texas ebony or the like

I've done a fair number of pens in texas ebony where you get the dark dark coffee brown withe the occasional lighter cream colored streak...... they go swimmingly with copper.
 
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