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.
Sam's Robust 'American Beauty' lathe arrived toward the end of March 2021. He briefly shows off unpacking the crate, some photos of the lathe, and a few clips turning on the new American Beauty. More videos will follow showcasing the new addition to his shop. Another video on Unpacking the American Beauty lathe Robust American Beauty receiving and uncrating https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7s-C82QB6E&t=721s Thanks for watching my videos- Please find my work on the following sites http://www.wyomingwoodturner.com
Sam completes a Box Elder Burl project he started some time back. The piece contains bark inclusions, voids he must fill, and some cool burl figure on the underside. He complete the project with some coarse turquoise inlay he applies with CA glue. For more videos on working with Turquoise, visit this playlist from Sam's Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL5-IWEcq6B8ze2aripF4K3vk7n8EAQ9z Thanks for watching my videos- Please find my work on the following sites http://www.wyomingwoodturner.com