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Old 06-19-2017, 10:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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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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Looks like you haven't lost your touch to me. Nice job!
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I would be proud of that! Nice design.
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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).
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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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Looks great to me.
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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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Nicely done especially the band around the dowel. Shows unique design and imagination


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Excellent Pen Dave,
Terrific Design and Execution of the Segmenting,
Great Fit, Finish, and Choice of the Emperor Hardware.
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