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Project by ryno101 posted 2263 days ago 1095 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pretty self explanatory.

Mesquite, kits are “Polaris” kits from PSI. Sanded to 600 grit and finished with Hut friction polish.

Mesquite is nice to turn… smells good while you’re working!

-- Ryno





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Hawgnutz

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#1 posted 2263 days ago

Boy, mesquite may be nice to turn, but it sure gets in the way if you got horses! Very nice pen/pencil set, though! That mesquite sure is tough, too. You did a great job, for sure!

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#2 posted 2263 days ago

Those are really nice. I think I am going to order some Polaris kits. I like that style. Good job!

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StraightEdge

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#3 posted 2263 days ago

Thanks for the post! These look great, though I must admit, I was not familiar with the “Polaris” style. Very nice.

Carlyle

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ShannonRogers

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#4 posted 2263 days ago

I turned about 100 of these Polaris kits last Christmas to give as gifts to my business clients. I did the Rhodium finish. I have not seen this satin finish yet and I really like it. Great job on the turning and I am anxious to try some mesquite as well. It is always nice when you get the good smell to add to the job, kinda like Olive wood.

These kits are very comfortable to write with as well. I have been using one of my own for over a year now and it is my favorite pen.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 2262 days ago

These are gorgeous pens. You did a good job with the turning.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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trifern

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#6 posted 2262 days ago

Very nice set of writing instruments. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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MarkWilk

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#7 posted 2253 days ago

Very nice. I made a pair from Walnut that didn’t have as much “zing” as your set in Mesquite! Great job.

-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/

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