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Old 03-14-2010, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ebonite Majestic

I needed a nice simple material to "tone down" the kit, this seemed to do the job fairly well, while still having a "nicer" blank to complement the components. Black Ebonite from Exotics (I just love their stuff, and unbelievable service) and Black Ti Majestic. No finish, just MM to leave that great ebonite feel and patina over time. This is the first time I used this material and I have to give thanks to Kurt Huhn (pipecrafter) for an EXTREMELY helpful tutorial I ran across on here. It explained the problems most people have with it and how to avoid them. I highly recommend reading it if you are about to turn this for the first time, as it acts quite differently than other materials. Thanks for looking and any feedback, positive or negative is always appreciated.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's beautiful, and I couldn't agree more that the ebonite helps to tone down that kit appropriately.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ya got a winner, Rob. I am liking ebonite more and more. Nice choices.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Extra nice pen Rob! well done with kit and blank match up.

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Old 03-14-2010, 11:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This is elegant and beautiful. Every part of it...even the thumb print on the end cap
"Give a lazy man something difficult to do and he will find the easiest way to get it done." - Me
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Awesome pen.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Great looking pen and good photography to show it off!
You must have had a good teacher.


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Old 03-15-2010, 07:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Very nice, classy pen!

What did you have to do differently turning the ebonite?
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:52 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Great looking pen, very elegant.

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