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    Following @silver commenting on our native timbers and in particular his use of quarter sawn oak. also @Bill Mooney 's cross cut oak pen, I thought that I would show a recent Omega dressed mostly in Elm burr .
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    Very nice

     
     
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    That's a lovely bit of Elm, I like that a lot, very nice job
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    A beautiful pen Alan. It just shows how nice our home grown timbers are.
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    Love the grain effects in that blank Alan. I agree we do have some gorgeous woods as well in the UK. Just as so many have fallen out with them over the years.

    Spent the morning collecting some wood from a local church yard today. Just need to get it dried and see what it offers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silver View Post
    Love the grain effects in that blank Alan. I agree we do have some gorgeous woods as well in the UK. Just as so many have fallen out with them over the years.

    Spent the morning collecting some wood from a local church yard today. Just need to get it dried and see what it offers.
    Church yards are usually a good source for Yew, which makes for a lovely honey coloured pen that I like very much.

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan morrison View Post
    Church yards are usually a good source for Yew, which makes for a lovely honey coloured pen that I like very much.
    Yep, Yew would be right with that one Alan.

    Also have some Beech as well. Cleared some hawthorn from their hedging so that may come out nice as itís been in the hedge bottom for about 8 years. Might recover some from the rotting process.

    Interesting tho as well, printed off the planning permission info and Arborists report as the trees are under a TPO. Along with photos of me collecting the wood. So at least I can prove itís provenance
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    Great looking pen Alan, those bands really set it off.

    Quote Originally Posted by alan morrison View Post
    Church yards are usually a good source for Yew, which makes for a lovely honey coloured pen that I like very much.
    Thought it was illegal to get yew from church yards.

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    I don't know how much truth is in this, but I read that as Churches and Church yards were sacrosanct then Yew was planted there, in the old days, to protect them as Yew was the source of their weapons, ie longbows and arrows. It sounds feasible anyway.

     
     
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    Nice bit of Elm lovely job

     
     

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