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    just a couple of Wallstreets

    Turning a piece of black walnut that was much wetter than I thought, so I sealed it up and started working on a few holiday pens.

    Mesquite and Holly.

    Not happy with the photo stuff but finding more ways to NOT do it!
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    I like them!
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    They both look great from here, Michael. What's holly like to turn? I've never turned any of it.
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    Michael Real nice looking pens. i love turning Holly, It turnes like butter. Never turned any Mesquite as we don't have any of that out my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    They both look great from here, Michael. What's holly like to turn? I've never turned any of it.
    Turns easy easy enough and finishes well too. I've never turned bigger chunks than pen blanks. They seem ike a refreshing and elegant diversion from all the wild burls and spalts........ and Holidays-y white!
    (uh...that's for us that don't really get snow)

    Stephan B: Never turned any Mesquite as we don't have any of that out my way.
    Neither do I - there's some around the state but what I've been sent is akin to twigs.... I got a box of pen blanks out of texas, and some turning sized pieces out of Arizona. It is a hard wood and dusty when dry but I think it's a beautiful wood, oiled up.
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    They both look great Michael!
    Well done.

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    Good job dude!! Shame you have only pen size mesquite blanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Good job dude!! Shame you have only pen size mesquite blanks
    Not so Grasshopper......... mj have only pen size holly!

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    Great looking pens Michael.
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