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    Redwood Burl

    Sanded to 400x, buffed with extra fine steel wool, burnished with turned wood shavings, cleaned with tack cloth, and applied 6 coats of Satin MINWAX WBOM Polyurethane using my "Dipping Method".
    Dressed with a Black Titanium/Platinum Hybrid Double Twist Cigar.

    Les







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    Very pretty, Les. I've always been fond of redwood burl. Was the blank stabilized? I've turned redwood burl both stabilized and not, and I much prefer the stabilized stuff.
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    Sure am glad you went with satin...great chunk of wood!!
    I'm with Vaughn. Since I can stabilize at will...all burls and punkies get the treatment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Very pretty, Les. I've always been fond of redwood burl. Was the blank stabilized? I've turned redwood burl both stabilized and not, and I much prefer the stabilized stuff.
    Vaughn,

    So far I have not been stabilizing the Redwood Burl I have.

    Les
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    I think all the redwood burl pens I've turned have been stabilized, but I've turned some bigger pieces of unstabilized redwood (burl and otherwise). For me, it's pretty easy to over-sand the unstabilized stuff because of the different densities between the growth rings.
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    Beautiful job as usual Les

    I was given what I was told was redwood burl. Certainly looked the same as your wood. The piece I had turned to dust as I turned it. No curls just dust.
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    Bob, You sure that wasn't my brain you got a hold of instead of redwood?

    Les, that is a beautiful pen.

    Enjoy,
    JimB
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