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Old 02-26-2019, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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The loser locomotion, that is. Here are mine:

The segmented pen made it to the second round and I was really grateful for that. I致e been experimenting with using my router to segment blanks and, in this pen, I put some bocote strips into opposing sides of a Birdseye maple blank. Tried 60 degree scallops at one end with aluminum, Paduak and a mystery wood I had bought at Woodcraft (might be purple heart but I知 not positive). I used epoxy so it took a week or so to get the blank ready. Used a CA finish, which I知 allergic to, so I have to apply that in small doses over 2-3 days while wearing a respirator to avoid an unpleasant reaction.

The Koa pen was my entry in the Pretty Wood contest and was my experiment with non-CA finishes. I settled upon using Mylands sanding sealer with the Mylands friction polish and was pretty pleased with the result tho the photo might suggest otherwise. I made it for a special person and decided to enter it when I wasn稚 sure the segmented blank was gonna work out.

Thanks for looking, voting and commenting. This was a fun learning experience with so many inspiring entries in every category!

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I think they're nice pens.
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Very nice indeed !!!
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Very nice looking pens!
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great looking pen's. Hard work payed off.
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Awesome work! Very nice segmenting! It didn't bother me a bit losing to talents like that!
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