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.
Signing a cast resin or acrylic project can be a challenge. Sam's solution is to glue a wooden insert into the bottom of the piece which allows for easy signing with a pen or burner. Another insert Video---- Double Insert for a turned, lidded box-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz9zbxWKTsg Woodturning Tools on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y8s9ly5l Thanks for watching my videos- Please find my work on the following sites http://www.wyomingwoodturner.com ETSY https://www.etsy.com/shop/wyomingwoodturnercom
In this installment of Notes from the Turning Shop, Sam responds to comments from recent videos and announces a Give-a-Way for a Beavercraft Carving kit. See details below. To qualify, just leave a comment in this video. A winner will be selected at random on July 6, 2020. The winner will be contacted and then announced shortly afterward. This kit is for the Give-a-way: see the video for more information-------Comfort Bird Carving Kit https://tinyurl.com/yaqrh286 To purchase Beavercraft Carving