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Project by Thewoodman2000 posted 05-15-2014 04:00 PM 696 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New to me pen kit:
PSI Nouveau Scepter ballpoint pen kit – Rhodium / Gold Titanium (both pens)
New to me types of blanks:
Copper & Sage Worthless Wood blank from Exotic Blanks (the first 3 pics)
Tur-Stone “Mexican Fire Agate” blank from Craftsupplies USA (the last 3 pics)

The Worthless wood blank was a joy to turn because of the challenge of the two different materials. It’s fun to see what you are going to end up with when turning this kind of blank. To do the finish – wet sanded thru 600 grit and then 10 plus coats of CA glue and then sanded thru 12,000 grit and polished after that to make it pop. The wood had great color and the blues, greens & copper in the acrylic is great.

I have looked several times at the Tru-stone blanks but had not picked one up to turn until I saw this color. It turned real nice with both a carbide cutter and standard turning tools. Wet sanded and polished thru 12,000 grit. This material has great depth in color!!!

In real life these pens just pop with great color. Wish you could see them.

Thanks for looking and comments or questions are always appreciated.

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James





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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#1 posted 05-15-2014 04:09 PM

VERY nice.

Check your box for a PM

Best…......... Bruce

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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Max

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#2 posted 05-15-2014 04:25 PM

James,

You are right they really do pop. More great turnings….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 05-15-2014 06:38 PM

The pen master is at it again! Beautiful pens! I really like the first one.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 05-15-2014 07:00 PM

Great looking pens. That’s one of my next adventures.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Roger

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#5 posted 05-22-2014 01:48 PM

Very classy writing utensils.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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