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Project by John posted 08-15-2010 09:26 PM 1196 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

challenged myself several ways on this one…
- first crosscut/endgrain turning (turning no issue, but splotchy finish at first, but correctable)
- first time using the skew (and used it exclusively)
- second attempt at BLO-CA and dyeing (i think the results are much better)

critiques welcomed/requested

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com





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Dudley

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#1 posted 08-15-2010 09:44 PM

Nice one. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#2 posted 08-15-2010 10:00 PM

Great Pen! Man that’s a really shiny finish, too!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 08-16-2010 03:29 AM

Beautiful, love the color. I want to try the CA finish one of these days, looks like it gives great results.

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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#4 posted 08-16-2010 03:38 PM

Thanks for the comments!

David: watch these vids – I did the BLO before the CA which seems to keep the CA from soaking thru the paper towel – i did it all on slow, then final buffing on high speed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54VkKcFRSWQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orcgOf4siqc

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com

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