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Thread: Good Wood does not grow on trees - You have to go out and find it!

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    Good Wood does not grow on trees - You have to go out and find it!

    It is flat work now but it will soon be round work. These will soon be pens.

    Amboyna Burl - It looks great now cannot wait to see it as a finished pen.

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    If you wish to speed up the process, just send it to me.

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    Beautiful wood,

    Reminds me of some stuff that a wood supply place near here has. They are two brothers from Laos. The one is the artist. That "flower" is nearly 4' (yep four feet) wide. Check them out.

    http://www.woodartthailao.com/index.html
    Last edited by Hubert Carle; 02-08-2007 at 09:34 PM.

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    Looks like you're in for some fun, Pete. We'd like to see some of those when they get finished. Out of curiosity, do you often engrave the fancy figured wood like this, or do you save the laser for the simpler woods?
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    I try to talk the people into a nice engraved maple box for a pen like this but every so often, much to my disapproval, they insist on their name on the pen. So far to my surprise they look good and the customers love them.

    I say leave the pen as is and put it in a nice box.

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    Round now

    Not flat any more.

    I do not normally use such great wood on Bracelet Helpers but I have a special friend who wanted one.

    I went to Micro mMesh 12000 on this one and it looked this good WITHOUT any finish on it. I put on a coat of friction polish just for a little protection.

    Do not laugh to much at the friction polish. I use it a lot on pens and have never had a problem.

    I am anxious to do a nice pen with this wood.

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    That is really nice wood for sure!

    Ah........ what is a "Bracelet helper".........

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Bracelet Helper

    Enables a person to put on a bracelet with one hand.

    I have a friend here in Florida that keeps selling these for me.

    Not real exciting to turn but the ladies love them.
    Last edited by Pete Simmons; 02-09-2007 at 11:14 PM. Reason: Spelling

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    Yes, My wife has one and wouldn't be without it.
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