Gatsby Ipe

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This is a PSI Gatsby, in chrome and gunmetal, that I purchased from Rockler. The wood is ipe. Made a handsome pen.
 

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I like your pen very much. I keyed on the title because I just turned ipe for the first time last weekend and I *think* I really like it. Inexpensive and dense... It was a pleasure to turn.
And I liked the brown color, until I held it next to another "brown" wood pen. Then the ipe looked greenish... which I wasn't as fond of. (Reminds me of Steve Martin's dark blue tuxedo from Father of the Bride, if you get the reference.) :)
 

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Ipe reminds me of lignum vitae, which is also very dense. The Argentine variety can be green.
 

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qquake

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I made this for a friend's son, and engraved it.
 

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Ipe reminds me of lignum vitae, which is also very dense. The Argentine variety can be green.
I love the grain in Argentine Lignum Vitae. And the smell. The color will really deepen when left in the sun for a few days, too.
Now I'm going to have to see if I have a piece of Ipe down there to compare to other woods. It didn't seem greenish to me before.
 

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I've turned ipe several times, and none look green to me.
 

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Beautiful pen. I'm a big fan of the sleekness and simplicity of it. I've never turned a Gunmetal and Chrome Gatsby before, but it looks like I might have to!
This is my favorite finish. I've turned a lot of them.
 

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