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    I was given some Jitta, Halfordia scleroxyla and he said can you use this. I found a kit I had, no idea what its called but I finished it with Tru Oil, came up nice, all fiddle backed.
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    Nice stuff Crocy. I haven’t heard of it before. The pen is a Cigar.
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    Indigenous to Queensland,called Kerosine Tree also cause it lights and burns as a torch for quite some time. First time I have seen this timber ,like the pen mate.

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    you turn pens? Nice work Croccy.
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    Very Nice Crocky!! Woods has nice wavy grain and you show it well.

    The wood is native tropical rainforests of Eastern Australia. It belong to the Rutaceae family (ie Citrus family) which almost always have fine, pale cream-yellow fine textured and hard woods. This is also called saffron heart and ghitoe I think as well as Jitta. Good one!

    More info here for those interested in wood Factsheet - Halfordia scleroxyla

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    Thanks for posting that link Euge, I am pretty sure I have one of those growing in one of my gardens. My Mother gave me the seedling to plant, she said it would attract the birds.
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    Thanks for the good comments everyone, I liked it so much that I asked for the rest of the stump. I hope it is all as good as this piece. I will be putting up a lot of pen blanks I'm Marketplace soon, but if anyone is interested in some of this stuff, let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Croc View Post
    I was given some Jitta, Halfordia scleroxyla and he said can you use this. I found a kit I had, no idea what its called but I finished it with Tru Oil, came up nice, all fiddle backed.
    rgds,
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    Crocy, I was thinking of using true oil, can u explain your application process please, and how many coats you applied.
    thanks Fumbler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumbler View Post
    Crocy, I was thinking of using true oil, can u explain your application process please, and how many coats you applied.
    thanks Fumbler.
    Someone put me onto this stuff as a quick and easy finish. I have not been able to get a super glue finish to work for me.
    I finished the barrels as usual, but I made some tapered bushes out of plastic so the ends are free of the mandrel bushes. Then with the lathe on its lowest speed I used a tiny piece of T-shirt material to apply a wet coat of the True Oil and it evens itself out. After about 10 minutes stopped the lathe and 4 hours later applied a 2nd coat. As I don't usually make pens I found this was the best solution for me.
    Rgds,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Croc View Post
    Someone put me onto this stuff as a quick and easy finish. I have not been able to get a super glue finish to work for me.
    I finished the barrels as usual, but I made some tapered bushes out of plastic so the ends are free of the mandrel bushes. Then with the lathe on its lowest speed I used a tiny piece of T-shirt material to apply a wet coat of the True Oil and it evens itself out. After about 10 minutes stopped the lathe and 4 hours later applied a 2nd coat. As I don't usually make pens I found this was the best solution for me.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
    Cheers, from seeing results in the box making threads, I too bought some and had asked someone how they would apply. but your method sounds simple enough. i might give it a crack and see.

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