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    Thanks for the clues Bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan morrison View Post
    Classy looking pens, Mark. What are the timbers other than the palm?
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    G'Day Alan. All are Palm and Royal Poinciana. The Palm was very dense and the Poinciana was soft. They are common in the Caribbean, and these 10 are an order for a strata company in the Cayman Islands using woods folks will have seen. This is a picture of a Royal Poinciana Tree at the airport in Cayman, very common all over the island.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Dart View Post
    THey look great Mark. Did you use a gouge on the palm or a carbide cutter?
    G'Day Phil. I used a 3/4" roughing gouge for 3/4 of the turning, the finished with a Sorby Micro spindle gouge (red handle): Buy Sorby 888HS12 12 Piece Modular Micro Turning Tool Set

    I have gotten to really like the Sorby set for pens. For whatever reason, my carbides just didn't feel right for the Palm (I have a Magic Skew and Easy Wood Carbides).

    Cheers.

     
     
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    Thanks for the reply Mark.
    My sister lives on the Gold Coast in Queenland and those Poinciana are used as street trees and are very common there.
    I had no idea the timber looked like that.
    Alan

     
     

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