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Old 04-16-2018, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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My niece's husband is in the US Army, stationed in Hawaii (yeah, it's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it - ). For some reason, I thought they might want a set of Hawaii-themed pens. I ordered both the kits and the blanks from a vendor in Hawaii so I could turn them and ship them BACK to Hawaii...

The kits are Monarch Masters (aka "Hawaii Love"), and the blanks are Koa. They were finished with 8 coats of WTF. For some reason they shipped me one heartwood blank and one sapwood so I had to adapt and overcome - I hope I did them justice.

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To me those are amazing! They should really like them. Great job.


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Those are beautiful.
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Very nice indeed! I like the contrasting caps a lot.
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Great pen set--wonderful use of the material. Don't think i'd ever seen Koa sapwood before, kind of makes me itch for some transitional (two-tone) pieces. That sapwood has an interesting look in its own right.
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You DID do them justice !! . I Love 'em !!
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Beautiful pens. Excellent work. Where did the box come from?
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Thanks for the compliments everybody, they're appreciated.

Frank, the box is the Maple Gift Box (PKBOXMPM - $8.95) from PSI. They come with a single and double insert, and a Majestic insert is available as an accessory (PKBOXMPC - $2.50). I use them quite a bit for my larger pens.

BTW, Mountain Home is beautiful country. My wife has a lot of relatives around Springfield MO, so sometimes when we visit out there we make it a point to drive the "southern route" and take 412 over to Pocahontas on the way home.

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Great looking pens they will enjoy them. After all being stationed in Hawaii is such a hardship they will need something to lift their spriits.
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