First Pen - Cocobolo Slimline

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Project by Marty Eargle posted 11-22-2011 11:29 PM 1171 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
First Pen - Cocobolo Slimline
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I am planning on making a nice Majestic pen for my girlfriend’s father for Christmas, and turned any pens until today. I decided to order a few Slimline kits to practice on first instead of diving right in to something complex and messing up a $20 kit.

I think for my first pen, it turned out fairly nice and was a breeze to assemble.

Finished with six coats of CA glue, sanded with micro mesh to 12000, and then buffed with high gloss HUT polish. Not crazy about sanding and finishing Cocobolo, but it sure looks nice.

Critiques and what not welcome. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 02:38 AM

Very elegant pen, Marty. Thanks for sharing!!!!!...........Jim

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 04:53 AM

Looks darn nice to me…..if all else fails, you GFs father would probably like this one just fine.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 06:34 AM

Great first pen Marty!

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#4 posted 11-24-2011 03:51 PM

Welcome to the addiction. Looks great.

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#5 posted 11-28-2011 04:50 AM

Love Cocobolo wood. great job.

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#6 posted 12-02-2011 06:57 AM

Great for the first time. It is addictive

-- Wood working will help heal your body and mind !!

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