Tec Pen Unknown Wood

Signed-In Members Don't See This Ad
See more from qquake

qquake

Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2004
Messages
3,763
Location
Northern California
This is a Tec Pen in bronze, from Crooked Mill. I originally thought the blank was a lignum vitae cutoff, but it's not. The grain is too coarse, the shavings look wrong, and the sanding residue wasn't green. Whatever it is, it looks good with the pen. The finish is Pens Plus. Like the PSI Tec Pens, it came with both plain and stylus end caps.
 

Attachments

  • 069.jpg
    069.jpg
    202.8 KB · Views: 45
  • 068.jpg
    068.jpg
    222.6 KB · Views: 44
  • 070.jpg
    070.jpg
    204.8 KB · Views: 37
  • 071.jpg
    071.jpg
    180.7 KB · Views: 32
  • 072.jpg
    072.jpg
    147.4 KB · Views: 29
  • 073.jpg
    073.jpg
    116.4 KB · Views: 23
  • 074.jpg
    074.jpg
    145.7 KB · Views: 27
  • 075.jpg
    075.jpg
    96.7 KB · Views: 26
  • 076.jpg
    076.jpg
    101.2 KB · Views: 24
  • 077.jpg
    077.jpg
    82.9 KB · Views: 19
  • 079.jpg
    079.jpg
    91.6 KB · Views: 18
  • 080.jpg
    080.jpg
    93 KB · Views: 16
  • 078.jpg
    078.jpg
    97.3 KB · Views: 20
  • 081.jpg
    081.jpg
    87 KB · Views: 17
  • 082.jpg
    082.jpg
    85.7 KB · Views: 18
  • 083.jpg
    083.jpg
    91.4 KB · Views: 16
  • 066.jpg
    066.jpg
    182 KB · Views: 15
  • 067.jpg
    067.jpg
    165.9 KB · Views: 38
Signed-In Members Don't See This Ad

wrjones224

Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2020
Messages
97
Location
Kentucky
Any chance it is teak wood? I’ve had some teak turn out similar to this. Hard to tell in the pictures.
 

qquake

Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2004
Messages
3,763
Location
Northern California
Any chance it is teak wood? I’ve had some teak turn out similar to this. Hard to tell in the pictures.
It could be, I suppose, but I don't remember ever turning teak nor even having any. It actually looks more like mahogany to me, and I do have some mahogany.
 

Attachments

  • 050_220-400.jpg
    050_220-400.jpg
    116.5 KB · Views: 17
  • 053_synthetic.jpg
    053_synthetic.jpg
    101 KB · Views: 16
  • 055_PP.jpg
    055_PP.jpg
    110.4 KB · Views: 15
  • 056_PP.jpg
    056_PP.jpg
    98.8 KB · Views: 15
  • 057_PP.jpg
    057_PP.jpg
    121 KB · Views: 17

Bats

Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2020
Messages
354
Location
W. Nowhere, CT
Teak (or at least the little bit that I've turned) also has a very distinctive odor when turning - maybe incense with a bit of vanilla? If you actually have mahogany, though, that sounds like a more likely guess.
 

qquake

Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2004
Messages
3,763
Location
Northern California
Teak (or at least the little bit that I've turned) also has a very distinctive odor when turning - maybe incense with a bit of vanilla? If you actually have mahogany, though, that sounds like a more likely guess.
There was definitely no sweet odor when drilling or turning it.
 
Top Bottom