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Old 09-13-2017, 08:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by robutacion View Post
Well done mate...!

If I'm correct, the blanks have come from my "stables" and it is a #65 Sugar gum spalted, reason it was soft, I have no idea how it got to you but, it's fine by me...!

Cheers
George
I do know he bought the blanks from Signature Pen Supply.

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Originally Posted by randyrls View Post
GREAT GRAIN!!!! That grain pattern is stunning. I'm not a fan of the ultra glossy look either, on wood pens I normally sand to 1000 grit and then hit the blank with 0000 steel wool. It gives a nice sheen, and the wood doesn't look like it has any finish at all. The pen feels in the hand like wood.
Yeah, depending on other factors (kit finish, etc), I do like to go ultra glossy on some, but this one really didn't call for it.
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