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Old 02-15-2012, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Smile Amateurs poke at an Electra

I've been turning pens for about 2 months now (I'm 18 years old). Mostly slimlines, but in the last two weeks I have experimented with a european and a electra. I'm new to the forum and this will be my first post with one of my first pens that isn't a slim.

Criticism is welcome!

P.S. sorry the images aren't the closest I don't have an appropriate lens for these pen pictures. :P

Oh, and I used a Electra kit, and stabilized curly maple with a CA finish.
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Very nice pen. Welcome to the Vortex. Try and used something different to put your pen on the piece of wood is distracting your nice pen. :)
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Welcome! I agree, use a solid background for pictures. The other objects detract from the beauty of your pen. Nice job on the pen!
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Yeah, I should really redo the whole photography thing.
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Welcome. I like it a a lot, nice job!!
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Danny, (edit in: Sorry Ryley---I made an assumption!!)

It's a really nice pen!! The pics need a little help, but as I said when I got here, some years ago, "I wanted to turn better pens, not be a better photographer!!"

Traditionally, if you take pics of a fountain pen, roll it over 180 degrees. The nib should be "up", not "down" (I have NO idea why---that is, as they say, "how it's done"!!)

Have fun, enjoy turning and WELCOME to the IAP!!!

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Welcome, Ryley.

It looks like you're off to a great start.

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Great looking pen. I love the quilted action going on in the wood.
Like the petrified tree slice also but not in a picture. of a pen. You should have seen my first pen pictures, you had to look to pic the pen out of the background.
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Danny, great job, and i'd say there is nothing amateur about it, looks great.

Which St. Albert are you in?
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