The one is made from rose wood. I have used chrome pen parts because I think they suit the dark wood better than gold. I enjoyed turning this wood which has the colour of a dark rich chocolate.
This pen was made from olive wood. I'm afraid the photo doesn't do the wood justice; it looks very nice and it was a pleasure to turn. The wood is warm and smooth and looks like caramel.
I once heard about a man who made a model of tower bridge from kangaroo teeth. Not a quick job, but each to their own I guess.
Next time, I hope to have something different to show you.