Lightning Pen!

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yorkie

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Sorry, I haven't posted any of my pens for a while.

This one is made using wood from a redwood tree that was struck by lightning and completely destroyed. I crosscut it to try to capture the red and cream colors and also to try and get some of the charring from where the lightning struck. I was also able to get a knot dead center. I had to stabilize the pen twice to be sure it was able to be turned. I filled the checks with Blue Lapis.

Pen style is Gothica and the finish is CA. This one I am well pleased with!
 

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Beauty from Tragedy Stephen.
That Lightening Strike sure made a mess of that Tree, and you now have a Fantastic Memento of that Force of Nature.
Fantastic Treatment of the Charred, Stressed, and Shattered Blank, a Wonderful Display, of your Ingenious Blank Making Skills.
A Superb Choice of Hardware, sets the Blank off Beautifully.
So pleased to see you posting again, you have been missed.
Congratulations,
Brian.
 
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randyrls

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Stephen; Excellent! Definitely make up a cert of authenticity for any pens made from the tree.

This is also a reminder of the dangers of lightning.
 
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