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Old 10-09-2018, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi everyone! Iím new to pen turning and I thought I would post what Iíve done so far and see what you guys have to say.
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Pretty nice looking pens !! . I'd say you are doing well !! . Keep it up !!
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Look good to me.

It seems like for the left one you got a good shape. I've seen a lot of early pens including mine where there was a sort of a fear of turning off all the wood and the pen is thick with rounded ends to meet the hardware.
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I also think you did good. Great shape. The temptation of just about all of us when we were new, was to make them look like fat sausages. You also achieved a great fit and finish too. Well done.
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Agreed with what has been written above. Great fit; great finish too!
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They look good, you're off to a great start!
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Perfect shape, no constructive critique possible. Keep it up. :)
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All look very nice!
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You can be proud of those as first pens . On the first one , the upper barrel is perfect to my eyes but the lower barrel would be a bit better if it were a hair fatter , like the upper barrel . I would guess the center of the upper barrel to be 5-10 thou greater diameter than the center band or clip end . That is the range I target for . Of the other two , I prefer the top one for the same reasons .
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