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Old 03-16-2010, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I was fortunate enough to find a large wedge of beautiful amboyna locally. It made some great pen blanks. It didn't have any sap wood around the outside though. This is one of the pens that I have made with it. This is a Majestic pen kit from Penn State. The amboyna was first sanded down to 600. Then 10 coats of ultra thin CA was applied. I finished it down to 12,000 grit micromesh. I love the way amboyna turns and especially the way it finishes.
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Like that stuff. I had some that didn't look like much to start but finished nicely. You must be happy how it turned out.
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I was fortunate enough to find a large wedge of beautiful amboyna locally. It made some great pen blanks. It didn't have any sap wood around the outside though. This is one of the pens that I have made with it. This is a Majestic pen kit from Penn State. The amboyna was first sanded down to 600. Then 10 coats of ultra thin CA was applied. I finished it down to 12,000 grit micromesh. I love the way amboyna turns and especially the way it finishes.
Great piece of wood and nice turning of the pen. The photo needs work. Lose the wood as a prop it makes the pen blend in the background. You never want to do that. the other photo needs more lighting to highlight the pen. Just some notes for next time.
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Thanks John. Yeah I will have to spend some time in the photography area learning how best to capture my pens. I don't have much experience with it. It would also help to have a better camera. Thanks for your input!
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Very nice looking pen. Great job.
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Very nice,l love the blank you used.
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Beautiful pen!! BTW... What drill bit did you use for the large tube on the Majestic?
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Thanks. I used 37/64. It was a perfect fit.
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