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Snakewood El Grande

Discussion in 'Pens & More Discussed Here' started by ripjack13, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    So I finally got a snakewood blank to cooperate with me. It does have some checks, but It's been filled and sealed. And the other blanks I have are the same way. I doused it in ca quite often as I was turning it. Light cuts. And I resharpened my cutter after every 3-4 passes.
    Finished with blo and ca. Then waxed. I really really like this kit. It's not heavy at all. And the nib end is very comfortable to hold. I bought 2 kits at woodcraft, I'll be spinning the other one up soon....
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  2. Sprung

    Sprung Amateur Sawdust Maker Full Member

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    Nice, Marc! Glad to see you finally got one to cooperate! I've got a couple El Grandes here that I plan to spin up as soon as I get a drill bit for the upper tube.
     
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  3. Don Ratcliff

    Don Ratcliff Woodless Full Member

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    Wait for it... wwaaiittt ffooorrrrr iittt..... did it crack yet?

    How about now?


    Now?

    Surely by now...

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    Check it now...

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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    :good2:

    Nope...still good.....
     
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    You did it!

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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    That is a great looking pen Marc! Your perseverance paid off in spades man! Tony
     
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    Nice job, SW makes for a very classy looking pen .
     
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    DKMD Sawbones Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    Cool! I know it was a PITA, but it looks really good.
     
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    Nicely :good2:done.

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    Very Nice!
     
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    Very nice. Congrats
     
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    Kevin Wood is good. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Founding Member Full Member

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    Congrats Marc. Never turned one but seen enough hair-pulling by others to know that's an accomplishment. Looks beautiful.
     
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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    It was a PITA for sure....
     
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    Gorgeous pen dude. How long did it take you to drill it?
     
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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    Each piece took about an hour or so, maybe longer.. Instead of cooling down the bit and wood with compressed air, I just walked away and glued up some pen blanks....and did other stuff...
     
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    Also...I was using my carbide cutter on the lathe. And I cut off the corners on my bandsaw to make the blank octagonal...
     
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    No but I hermetically sealed it in a uv resistant box wrapped in bubble wrap and encased the whole thing in like a billion psi concrete.
     
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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    Hahahahahahaaa
     
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    Impressive! I've never tried to use Snakewood -- sounds like a difficult wood to work with. Chuck
     
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