This pen has been made using an Apprentice Roadster style pen kit. The burl wood is Box Elder, which is in the maple family. Care has been taken to apply several layers of color into the wood and then sealed with a super glue (cyanoacrylate) and friction polish finish. This Box Elder burl is native to Wyoming, grew in the Big Horn Mountains and then harvested near Ten Sleep, Wyoming. My pens have a 100% guarantee that covers workmanship and your satisfaction.
American Ash hollow form; 4" tall x 5" wide (X-35). This hollow form was turned when the wood was green causing it to warp and elongate through the pith. The pith has been left in the piece which is highlighted by the dark grain. Leaving the pith in, straight through the middle of the piece, is a technique that is seldom used. The reason is it "usually" results in splits and cracking around the pith. As you can see this hollow form is a success.
As with most new woodturners, Cheryle Angelo has been challenged to select the right woodturning tool for each situation, to master proper cutting technique, and to learn about the ever changing nature of grain as wood spins on the lathe. And finally, she is really beginning to enjoy sanding.......NOT! I currently have a Robust American Beauty lathe-loaded- in the lathe "stock" program ready to ship. Jump ahead of the 8-10 week wait time after ordering a lathe. Contact me directly for details: 307.431.5395.
Notes from the Turning Shop continues with Sam Angelo answering questions and comments from viewers. He also presents another giveaway called Dealer's Choice: explained below. Dealer's Choice GIVEAWAY!!!!! 3 winners will be selected at random on Thursday Feb 4- at 12 PM Mountain Time....The first place winner can select from the 3 items listed in the video. The second place winner will select from the remaining TWO items and the third place winner will receive the remaining item. I will be in touch