Just completed a JR Victor Fountain Pen in Tasmanian black wood over the long weekend break.

Blackwood is beautiful to turn along the grain, I really like the fiddleback pattern on this timber. Fiddleback black wood is highly prized by the Luthiers because of its musical qualities.

Tasmanian Blackwood is very similar in its properties, colour and figure to Hawaiian Koa, Acacia koa, which is also highly regarded as a wood for acoustic guitars.

Again I used my standard CA finish before I buffed the blank to 12,000 grit micro mesh then finished with Brasso and automotive wax.

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