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    In the sun

    Waiting for the finish to set on a non-pen gjft for a friend, I started another pen. This was a little tough to photograph in the house. It is a piece of desert Ironwood on a bolt action I started with some Huts on steel wool and it oxidized to a dark patina. Alcohol'd that off and gave it a wipe with steel wool and then Huts. All those little squiggly lines are grain...very nice tactile feel. Much better but still dark. Have a ton of this stuff and have no idea how it will age sans finish. Enjoy and thanks for looking...C&C always used next time.

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    Last edited by Jim Burr; 03-23-2014 at 02:00 PM.
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    Jim that's one sharp looking DIW pen. I must say of all the pens you have made this is my favorite. Just everything about it shines.

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    A great photo of a beautiful pen. That Ironwood is awesome.

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    Right down pretty pen!
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    Looks great from here Jim.
    Well done.

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    Jim, I remember reading you were/did move. Did I miss a thread on your shop? Excellent pen my friend!!
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    Ironwood is hard to turn but it does look good as a finished product. This one is no exception.
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    Looking good

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    That wood is beautiful. I've never seen DIW before.
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