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Project by Gary posted 08-06-2007 04:35 AM 1007 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been building a bookcase which will hopefully be ready for a finish next weekend.

Still, I made time for one pen.

Harold (Splinter99 at IAP) sold me some Carribean Rosewood blanks.
They’re really nice: turn swell, polish up real fine, and have lots of chatoyance.
Matched to a Copper Baron Rollerball.
After turning this blank exclusively with a sharp skew, the finish is polish the blank with
MicroMesh from 1500 → 12000, then apply Walnut Oil, then CA, then wet sand with
MM from 2400 → 12000, then buff out with a topcoat of Plastic polish.

With luck, I should have some bookcase pictures during the week.

Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/





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PanamaJack

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#1 posted 08-06-2007 04:41 AM

What a great turning this is Gary. Beautiful job!

If only you could make the bookcase from this Carribean Rosewood!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#2 posted 08-06-2007 04:57 AM

Great finish job. Very nice pen.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 08-06-2007 05:22 AM

Nice pen, nice wood.

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Karson

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#4 posted 08-06-2007 05:23 AM

Great looking pen.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dan'um Style

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#5 posted 08-06-2007 06:11 AM

nice pen … where do you get abrasive that fine ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Gary

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#6 posted 08-06-2007 02:03 PM

Thanks y’all.
Dan, the abrasive is called MicroMesh; it’s available at numerous places.
Somewhere there’s a chart that cross-references MM to sandpaper && the 12000 is probably similar to
automotive wet-dry 2000 grit. You can get MM from lots of penmaker suppliers. I’ve been using Tim & Tracey at WnW

Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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#7 posted 08-06-2007 03:19 PM

beautiful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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WayneC

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#8 posted 08-07-2007 03:10 AM

WoodCraft and Rockler carry MicroMesh if you have one around.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Don

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#9 posted 08-07-2007 09:50 AM

I still haven’t entered the world of pen making, but a creation like this sure temps one. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Gary

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#10 posted 08-08-2007 02:17 AM

Don,
You know it’s a matter of time.
Slippery slope …. ;-P

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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mot

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#11 posted 08-16-2007 11:20 PM

NIce finish. That grain just pops!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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scottb

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#12 posted 08-17-2007 12:23 AM

If only all our other projects gave us the near instant gratification as the Lathe provides.

Very nice.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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