Honduran Rosewood Burl Accord

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Honduran rosewood burl on an accord kit. Wood credit to @MysticMicro!
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Very nice, the kit really shows the blank. Although not what one typically thinks of with HRB, I have seen HRB sapwood that looks a lot like that, so maybe it is all sapwood?

The sapwood on this one that I made shares at least some resemblance:

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I did a little more digging and it seems like all sapwood HRB. I think I found the specific blank listed in this thread:

Post in thread 'Seven sets of exotic wood pen blanks - chittum, snakewood, more!' https://www.penturners.org/threads/...ks-chittum-snakewood-more.170722/post-2125345

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Even so, can we ever really be 100% sure about what kind of wood we're using? I guess maybe if you cut the tree and mill the wood yourself. In any case, it's a pretty pen!
 

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I did a little more digging and it seems like all sapwood HRB. I think I found the specific blank listed in this thread:

Post in thread 'Seven sets of exotic wood pen blanks - chittum, snakewood, more!' https://www.penturners.org/threads/...ks-chittum-snakewood-more.170722/post-2125345

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Even so, can we ever really be 100% sure about what kind of wood we're using? I guess maybe if you cut the tree and mill the wood yourself. In any case, it's a pretty pen!
You nailed it, that is indeed the exact blank used. Although I'd agree it does seem spalted and in some areas burled as well. Thanks for the compliments!
 

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I like this alot what a beautiful piece of wood and it goes great with the kit.
 

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That I one unique piece of HRB. I haven't seen one as spalted. Great job on the pen!!
 

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Just saw the thread - beautiful work!

The original blank was from a burl chunk that I cut down. Usually HRB chunks have come to me w sapwood chopped off. For whatever reason, this one had the sapwood intact. And the sapwood looked cool to me, so I made blanks out of it.

I get the confusion - it's not the heartwood, so probably destined to spark "that's not HRB" conversations forever. But at the same time...don't know what else to call it. Maybe, as w amboyna, time to go make up a marketing name or something - "golden hrb", anyone?

Regardless...I'm glad it turned out beautifully!
 
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