1st group of pens

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Project by Alan posted 04-30-2010 07:34 AM 1139 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m still learning on how best to turn and finish a pen but these were OK and worth sharing. The bowl is yellow cedar. Comments and critiques welcome.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#1 posted 04-30-2010 03:07 PM

Thanks Todd, from picture #2 they are: free acrylic blank from where I ordered the kits (, bloodwood, all other are box elder. 2 dyed with aniline dyes purchased from lee valley.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#2 posted 04-30-2010 06:54 PM

I don’t know much about pens (or anything else for that matter), but these look very good to me Alan. I like that you posted them together as it’s a little like shopping where you can compare and pick the ones you like best. Now for some criticism. Have you noticed that your photos are a little fuzzy? I sometimes have the same problem so I’m probably being a hypocrite.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 05-01-2010 12:03 AM

Ha ha, I’ve looked at your projects Mike, you know lots. I agree the first picture is terrible. I should have let my wife take the pictures, she is much better at it.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#4 posted 05-01-2010 12:41 AM

Keep up the good work. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#5 posted 05-19-2010 01:07 AM

Awesome job on the pens.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#6 posted 05-19-2010 02:41 AM

Very nice pens

-- Custom furniture

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