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Just another quick pic of one of my latest pens.
I used Hut plastic polish after sanding with MM up to 12,000. The finish came out very nice.
-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA
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#1 posted 03-04-2008 01:07 AM
Nice finish. That would be a cool pen to write letters home with. Somewhere out there is a “send a pen to a military person serving overseas” program. I’d send some pens to the boys to help them write home. That would be a nice gesture.
-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president
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#2 posted 03-04-2008 01:33 AM
finish looks great on that cigar! nice work.
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#3 posted 03-04-2008 01:34 AM
If you want to be part of the group turning pens to send to our military serving overseas contact your local Woodcraft store. They can help you coordinate getting your pens to the troops. I sent several last year and it was amazing how many responses I received from the soldiers who received the pens.
-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
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#4 posted 03-04-2008 01:42 AM
Very nice pen. The finish is just gorgeous.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#5 posted 03-04-2008 03:13 AM
Dittos on the pen project. I have given a bunch to veterans, and the response is wonderful. I also made one for a friend’s son who is currently on the Nimitz.
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#6 posted 03-04-2008 04:52 AM
Nice pen. I’ve never made any in any medium, other than wood. I might have to try that some time.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware email@example.com †
#7 posted 03-04-2008 05:17 AM
Thanks Guys, I sent an email to the folks at the Freedom Pen Project but never heard back from them. I’ll ask next time I’m at Woodcraft to see what I need to do.
We just had a young man at my church head off to the Navy, I made sure he went to basic with a handmade pen to write to us all.
If anyone else knows of anything like the Freedom Pen Project please let me know, I’d love to get involved.
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#8 posted 03-04-2008 07:08 PM
Nice pen. I like using the acrylics, they produce nice finishes.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#9 posted 03-05-2008 01:15 AM
Outstanding pen. I’ve done 4 acrylics lately, and though I just love the way that they finish, I can’t handle the way they eat up my chisels. I spent half my turning time honing or sharpening after finishing a “stone” acrylic last weekend.
How do you keep the tools sharp?!?
-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/
#10 posted 03-05-2008 10:48 PM
Mark – I haven’t had an issue much with the chisels yet. I have a carbide tipped set that I use most of the time and they stay pretty sharp. I’ve got another HSS set that I do a quick pass on the grinder every few turnings – so far that has taken care of me.
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#11 posted 03-07-2008 02:51 AM
Tim the pen/finish is terrific.
-- Andy Stark
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#12 posted 05-27-2008 04:28 AM
Gorgeous pen and finish.
-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.
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