Sunday, August 26, 2012

Spalted walnut credit card pen

This pen is probably more super glue than wood.  The walnut sapwood was so flaky you could crumble it with your fingers.  I liked the look of the grain so much I did whatever I could to preserve it.  While the pen was still in rectangle blank form I soaked it with super glue.  It sucked it up like water in a sponge.  After a few moments of sizzling and smoking I added another dose of super glue which again was soaked up in a hurry.  I had a big chunk fly off while turning and was very lucky to find it in a huge pile of shavings.  This was by far the hardest pen I have made so far, but it looks very cool.  Miranda snatched it up in a hurry.

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