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Old 06-19-2017, 10:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default An Experiment in Skill Retention

I made a similar pen about 10 years ago. I haven't been doing any segmentation for a long time, so I thought I'd see if I still 'got it'.

The verdict: not quite. While this is not bad, it is not a precise as I wanted. Keeping the segments flat and square through the various gluing and drillings for the circle was a bit of a challenge. Precise drilling and turning perfectly round pegs was also not as good as I wanted. The lower blank was supposed to have the amboyna stripe, but there was a bit of spontaneous, high energy disassembly. Having said all that, it's still a good looking pen, just don't look too close.

Emperor kit, Ironwood, Amboyna burl with pine veneer, the circle is maple burl with holly.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like you haven't lost your touch to me. Nice job!
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would be proud of that! Nice design.

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Old 06-19-2017, 03:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think it is very nice also !!!!

Can you please tell us what woods you used (I recognize the amboyna stripe).

Don't ASK ... I might lie. Don't TELL me ... Iíll forget. But if you SHOW me I might remember; and if you INVOLVE me Iíll probably get it.

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Old 06-19-2017, 03:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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"...a bit of spontaneous, high energy disassembly"

I like that. That's how I'm going to describe it from now on too!
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Looks great to me.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Looks pretty god from this angle. We seem to be our own worst critics. Don't tell about the flaws and they will never be seen.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Nicely done especially the band around the dowel. Shows unique design and imagination

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Old 06-20-2017, 02:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Excellent Pen Dave,
Terrific Design and Execution of the Segmenting,
Great Fit, Finish, and Choice of the Emperor Hardware.
Turn that special piece of Timber you have been keeping.
Enjoy it for its true beauty.
Why leave it for others to enjoy without you?

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