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Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blanks?

Postby RogerS » 03 Sep 2015, 16:57

As the title. It can be quite brittle and with some shakes and so perhaps not for the faint hearted. I have some odd chunks of offcuts that can be ripped down to make pen blanks.

All I ask in return is a good quality photo of the finished and polished article.
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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby DaveL » 03 Sep 2015, 18:28

Sounds like a bit of a challenge, I will pm my address to you Roger. Best sharpen the tools ready for it.
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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby RogerS » 03 Sep 2015, 18:31

My pleasure, Dave

Still some available for others.
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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby Andyp » 04 Sep 2015, 06:54

I do not want to start pen making yet but would happy to maybe make some small implement handles if the cross section is large enough. I need about 1"x1" or glue some together to reach that size.
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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby Dalboy » 04 Sep 2015, 15:36

Yes please would appreciate some as well if there are any left. Will send a PM
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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby RogerS » 09 Sep 2015, 14:01

Thanks, chaps. Parcels going out Friday.

It will be hit and miss as to how much flame you'll find, I'm afraid. I also found that any flame benefits from the application of a mixture of red, yellow and walnut stain to make the grain really zing but no worries if you don't have any.

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Postby Dalboy » 09 Sep 2015, 16:39

Have a pen kit just for this. Look forward to seeing what it will turn out like
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Postby Dalboy » 14 Sep 2015, 11:35

Roger blanks arrived safely this morning thank you will get onto them after I have finished what I am working on at this moment. Should be 3 or 4 days time
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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby RogerS » 14 Sep 2015, 12:20

Thanks for letting me know.

If anyone ends up with a bit spare that they could turn a cylinder for me then I'd be very grateful as I can also play around with staining.
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Postby DaveL » 14 Sep 2015, 12:53

The blanks have also arrived here, thanks Roger, I will sort out some kits and see how the turn out.
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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby Andyp » 15 Sep 2015, 08:52

Arrived here today Roger. Many thanks. Helluva postage though, I'll have to sort out something for that later.

Will try and get something done before year end.
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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby RogerS » 15 Sep 2015, 09:54

Andyp wrote:Arrived here today Roger. Many thanks. Helluva postage though, I'll have to sort out something for that later.

Will try and get something done before year end.


Andy, don't worry about the postage...I'm sure we'll' reciprocate at some time or another. Pretty impressive delivery time.
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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby RogerS » 26 Nov 2015, 12:41

Father Christmas came early. DaveL kindly posted me the pen that he made from the mahogany and he's already posted a photo of it in another thread but it's worth reposting here.

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But there were a couple of other goodies.

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Really neat job, Dave. :eusa-clap:
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Postby Andyp » 26 Nov 2015, 16:12

Ooops, Better get my finger out.
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Postby RogerS » 26 Nov 2015, 16:19

Andyp wrote:Ooops, Better get my finger out.


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Postby Andyp » 26 Nov 2015, 18:37

Oh yes. Bread pudding today. Cherries (frozen from the garden) and coconut. Yum
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Postby Dalboy » 26 Nov 2015, 19:17

That is a great looking pencil. Ideal for the workshop I would say.

Andyp wrote:Oh yes. Bread pudding today. Cherries (frozen from the garden) and coconut. Yum


And make a pair of candle sticks :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted:
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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby DaveL » 26 Nov 2015, 22:45

I am pleased you like them.
I use cufflinks when ever a shirt has that option, you can saw them in some of the videos I have posted.
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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby Andyp » 27 Nov 2015, 10:03

They do look nice but must have been very fiddly to turn on the lathe. If I knew anybody that wore them I would have a go at making some.
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Postby Andyp » 27 Nov 2015, 10:05

Dalboy wrote:That is a great looking pencil. Ideal for the workshop I would say.

Andyp wrote:Oh yes. Bread pudding today. Cherries (frozen from the garden) and coconut. Yum


And make a pair of candle sticks :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted:


I have forgotten Derek. I have been practising a few candlestick shapes but I must finish knotting some bar tools, for Xmas, before I start in earnest.
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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby Andyp » 08 Dec 2015, 11:24

Well here are my efforts. I decided to keep them chunky for two reasons:-
1) The flame effect might be more visible
2) If the recipient don't like them then they can chopped up and used elsewhere

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I bit of fun I hope.

Really pleased with the finish on the bottle stopper (friction polish with carnuba wax) Wish I had done the same on the other two items (only waxed) . Maybe Roger can take a better picture. They are on their way!
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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby TrimTheKing » 08 Dec 2015, 18:16

Fursty Ferret, exactly how I would describe Roger! :lol:

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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby RogerS » 08 Dec 2015, 18:20

Who's currently sitting in the pub car park waiting for 5.30! !!!

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Postby TrimTheKing » 09 Dec 2015, 16:47

RogerS wrote:Who's currently sitting in the pub car park waiting for 5.30! !!!

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Haha, now that's desperation!! ;)

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Re: Anyone fancy having a go at some flame mahogany pen blan

Postby RogerS » 09 Dec 2015, 17:29

Those look super, Andy. The corkscrew looks an excellent colour.

Mark..I made the mistake of 'popping in' to Worcester to my local Indian shop. 1kg dried chillis for £1.15. A quick in and out, I thought. Forgetting rush hour traffic! So I needed a reward for my efforts!! Interesting chat with the landlord who, it turns out, was the Area Manager for LIberon about ten years ago !!
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