When I was a kid, my dad had a chunk of lignum vitae in his shop that he called ironwood. He told me it was so hard and dense, that they used it for prop shaft bearings in WW2 submarines. It always fascinated me. I don't know whatever happened to the chunk he had, but I found some pen blanks at the local Rockler today. Anybody ever worked with it? Would Watco Danish Oil be a good finish for it?
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