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Thread: I'm Flabergasted!!!

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    I'm Flabergasted!!!

    I just open my mailbox and got a package from the legendary Vaughn.

    Inside was the most beautiful pen I have ever seen! It is persian turquoise and it is stunning. Vaughn asked me if I minded that is is not wood. I am thrilled!

    Along with the pen is some beautiful red euycalyptus, a desert ironwood pen blank and a 30,000 year old Kauri blank with authorization!

    Thank you sooooo much Vaughn and please post pics!


    Pete

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    No picture, yer just makin' up thet thar story.

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    You exaggerate, Pete, but I'm glad you like the pen. I really did try to make you a wood pen, but after blowing up a couple of the kauri ones, I figured I'd go synthetic. (Although the blank is allegedly largely powdered turquoise.) Still took me two tries with the turquoise to get it right.

    I do like the Sedona kit. This was the first time I've turned a Sedona (or a Baron, which is what my other turquoise pen was made with.)

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    Mighty fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Jordan View Post
    I just open my mailbox and got a package from the legendary Vaughn.

    Inside was the most beautiful pen I have ever seen! It is persian turquoise and it is stunning. Vaughn asked me if I minded that is is not wood. I am thrilled!

    Along with the pen is some beautiful red euycalyptus, a desert ironwood pen blank and a 30,000 year old Kauri blank with authorization!

    Thank you sooooo much Vaughn and please post pics!


    Pete
    What is Kauri??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Tanner View Post
    What is Kauri??
    Here's some info on the kauri (Agathasis) tree:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agathis

    In New Zealand, there are companies who dig up giant 30,000+ year-old kauri logs from the swamps, and the wood, once it dries, has a very special iridescence or chatoyance to it.

    Here's one supplier:

    http://www.ancientwood.com/

    Pretty simple grain, but it really shimmers like a jewel. Unfortunately, it's also soft and somewhat brittle, so it can be a real challenge to turn a pen out of it.
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    Pete you got a fine looking pen. Vaughn that is a awful pretty one. That wood is kinda pricey.
    Bernie W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    You exaggerate, Pete.
    I don't think he's exaggerating, Vaughn. If the pictures do it justice, and they usually don't, that is one beautiful pen.

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    Outstanding!!!
    Isn't Vaughn the best.
    George

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