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Old 02-02-2019, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First And Second Pen

This is both my first and my second pen that I have ever made. Let me know how I did. Tips, tricks, and constructive criticism all welcome.
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Old 02-02-2019, 03:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Those look very good !! . Nice to see you getting an early start on single barrel pens ... I believe that is the best way to introduce yourself to the basics of pen-turning. . Slimlines are harder to do. . You have made a lovely job of both.

It would be nice to know what woods you used, please. . . Also what finish you applied.
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Old 02-02-2019, 03:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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great looking pens.... keep up the good work
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree with Mal. Getting a nice fit on slimlines is a challenge for me and that looks to be on the money. Would also like to know the woods and finish used.
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Old 02-02-2019, 06:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Very Nice work. My only tip would be to not stop! Good work
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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They both look very nice! The bottom one looks like to may have caught a catch or took it down just a little too much at the top tube to the center band. I'm far from being an experienced pen turner but when I started, I bought me some calipers to try to make both tubes fairly symmetrical. Now I can mostly eye it but the calipers still come in handy once in a while. I would also like to know what wood you used. They both have some nice grain to them.
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