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    Mescal Bean

    Dressed up in a Black Titanium/Platinum Hybrid Cigar Double Twist.
    Sanded to 400x, buffed with extra fine steel wool and applied 6 coats of MINWAX WBOM Polyurethane using my "Dipping Method".

    Les








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    Good lookin' beans there Les! Sure do like that hybrid Cigar...very clean!
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    More beauties Les. Glad you showed them to us.

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    Very nice, Les. How is the mescal bean to work with? Hard? Soft?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Very nice, Les. How is the mescal bean to work with? Hard? Soft?
    Thanks guys.

    Vaughn,
    The Mescal is fairly dense and turns like butter with razor sharp chisels.
    It really takes and nice easy finish.

    Les


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    Thanks, Les. And I'm assuming this is the wood from the stems of the bush, and not the bean pod itself...correct? Regardless, you sure did a nice job with yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Thanks, Les. And I'm assuming this is the wood from the stems of the bush, and not the bean pod itself...correct? Regardless, you sure did a nice job with yours.
    Vaughn,

    TEXAS MOUNTAIN LAUREL (mescal bean) ROOT

    It is very rare to find a root ball large enough to salvage workable wood to cut a pen blank. The Texas Mountain Laurel (sophora secundiflora), more commonly called Mescal bean is most commonly found in the hill country of Texas. The plant is a shrub usually no taller the 8 feet and can, in some areas, grow to 35 feet. The plant has purple flowers and has toxic bean pods with bright red beans with dense bright yellow roots.

    Les
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