Mystery wood pens ?

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some of you may remember when i found those logs in a pile of firewood that came from mexico. it looked promising so i saved it from the flames. finally turned a couple pens. i was only able to get two blanks from those logs as there were many cracks. the wood was quite beautiful and worth the effort id say. in the first pic the top pen is a gatsby and the bottom a polaris pen. the finish is my new favorite for pens. several coats of spray gloss lacquer, then wet sanded with micro mesh followed with a polish on the lathe. if anyone has an idea what the wood is let me know ?

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Beautiful pens! I can see why you decided to keep the logs. Mesquite?
steve-thanks. no the bark didn't look like mesquite ?
buck-thanks bud.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Looks good Pottzy!  

Mike

thanks mike.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Really like the pens, the wood is definately Mexican Brown Fire Log Wood.   

Ron

thanks ron. that was my guess too 🤔

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Looks good Pottzy!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Love the pens. funny but I also do pens, knives. Great work and I love the wood color and Grain design.
thanks guys. i always look twice now before tossing a log on the fire.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

I have no idea about the wood but they look nice!

No name noobie here

thanks buddy.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Yeah, I took a shot in the dark with my mesquite guess. I'm not surprised that was a miss 😀
steve- it's beautiful wood so im ok never knowing.
siavash-  متشکرم 

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

To bad you couldn't get a bowl out of one for LBD. Nice looking stuff
yeah, he sure loves a good bowl !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Can't help with identification, but I can say the pens are beautiful. 
thank you OT !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

nice pens really nice picture pose GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

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