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    Poision Ivy Pens

    Has anyone ever tried turning pens from poision ivy vines? I saw some in an artical I read, they were very nice.

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    I've never really had the itch to do that Robert. It makes me wonder what kind of finish to use to keep from getting a rash.

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    There was quite a discussion of those on another forum I frequent. The consensus was, WHY? They did look nice but are they worth the risk? On the other hand, it is marketing genius! Kind of like those ice cubes with bugs in them!

    Welcome to the forum! You've found a great bunch of folks!


    Here's a link to the article

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Grumbine View Post
    I've never really had the itch to do that Robert.
    Bill

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    Thanks for the welcome. I have been reading some of these post for a couple of weeks. I am totally new to woodturning. Havn't made anything except a pen or two.

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    Pens are a lot of fun and quick gratification! I am new to the spinny world too, but there is a lot of expertise here and, as far as I can tell, they are willing to help guide you down that slope!

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    Poison Ivy don't like me............and the feeling is likewise! I have turned a pen or two from Grape Vine though, and they looked good. I do know where there are some Poison Ivy vines as thick as your arm if you want some. I'll show you where.............but ya gotta cut it yourself. If you don't mind...........I will watch you from the truck.........

    Oh, and welcome Robert. Good bunch of folks around these parts!

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    Welcome Robert. I am like Bill. I don't have a itch to do that and Why.
    Bernie W.

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    I am not completely sure, but posion ivy has a oil that comes out of the leaves. You might be able to dry out the blank a get rid of the oil.

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