I found out the name of the wood Bob and I used for our pens. It is Tamboti Wood and it is pretty interesting wood. Go to http://www.krugerpark.co.za/africa_tamboti.html to find out more. I didn’t realize it was so rare. It is from South African Lowveld and Swaziland.
I took my 74 pieces of wood into Woodcrafter to get it all identified. Lots of oak, black walnut, cedar as well as various kinds of mahogany, cherry and about a dozen exotic woods I never heard of. Bob should finish setting up the drill press today and then I think we are ready play. After today we have not much going on for a week so can concentrate on making pens. Also have another hobby under investigation – using wine bottles to make glasses and etch them with designs. Stay tuned. We have about 6 weeks to play with these ideas before we start stained glass class in mid January.
Today we have a Newcomers luncheon at the Poinsett Club, one of only 35 five star private clubs in the country. We have heard it is fabulous. Bob has to wear a suit and tie. We picked crab cakes for lunch. It is a very rainy, cloudy day (but no snow) so this lunch should be a great way to jazz up the day.
Since it is December I will change my color theme to holiday green!