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Old 11-18-2018, 12:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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The Motorcycle Kit from PSI, is one of the easiest Kits to assemble, it is of Superb Quality, and Striking Appearance.
To start with it uses a 3/8" Drill for the Blank.
It has, apart from the Refill, and the Spring, 3 parts to add to the Blank .
The Head Unit, contains the profile of the Single Cylinder Motor, a Shock Absorber, it has a Kick Start Pedal that operates the refill, and the Twin Exhaust Pipes are the Clip.
The other two parts you fit are the Threaded Coupler, and the Nose Cone.

This vision of a “One Lunger”(One Cylinder) Motor Cycle, brought back to mind, many of the Post War, Single Cylinder, English Motor Cycles, such as the “AJS”, the Matchless, the Vincent Velocet and Triumph, just to name a few.
Many of these Stood out with their Frame, Fuel Tank, Mud Guards, etc, were Painted Black, and had Chrome, and Polished Aluminium.

This image, led me to use Southeast Asian Ebony, for the Body.
It was beautiful to turn with the Roughing Gouge, and Skew.
I then Finish, from 180 to 500 Abranet.
Then through the grades of Micro Mesh, all on the bare Ebony, after which I gave it 2 coats of CA, and after each coat, gave a complete series of Micro Mesh.
Finally, to finish, I gave a coat of Renaissance Wax.
This Southeast Asian Ebony, is a very Fatty Wood, the Gouge and Skew, peeled off the cuttings, like you could peel Butter from the Tub, it also was Susceptible and Burnished very easily, to a smooth and closed grain surface.

I will be building more of these; I think there is a definite Market, not only among the “Bikie Fraternity”, but the independent and casual Motorcycle Owners.
Your Critique, and Comments are always welcome,
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Very nice Brian! Glad to see you back.
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Lovely work, Brian !!
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Great looking pen Brian. It's good to see you back in the shop.
Take care & be well, my friend.

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Many thanks Jim, Tom, Mal, and Herb, for your kind words, I really did enjoy making this Pen, If you get the chance or make one, I hope you get the same enjoyment as I did.
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looks really nice Brian! luv the Ebony makes a stand out pen
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Many thanks John, for your Kind words.
Yes it is a Beautiful Timber to both Work and Finish.
It's a shame that I have only a small amount, one leg from an old Plant Stand, Carved, and about 25mm in a rough square profile, with heavily rounded edges.
Wish I had some more.
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Brian, that's looks great on our front page!
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Congrads on the front page. Well deserved. Nice photo.
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