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Old 03-11-2019, 06:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My Bash Contest entries

I thought I would post my three entries from this year’s bash. My comments may seem a little late, but I have been out of the country on a mission trip and just returned last night.

First let me say that I am thankful to all of those who ran the contests. They were a lot of fun to participate in and all of the entries were great. I was thrilled that my entries did as well as they did.

I learn something from each pen I turn. Somethings I learn from my successes but probably more comes from my mistakes. With the slimline entry I learned how hard it is to take a semi-decent picture of a white pen. I finally resorted to getting help with the picture. With my segmented pen I learned it would be nice to have a third arm when trying to get everything together and with the pretty wood pen you never know how it will look till you are finished.

All constructive comments appreciated.
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I really like your segmented pen. Curious about materials?
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I used padauk for the end caps and middle strip. For the black sections of the pen I used African Blackwood and i sandwiched gift cards in between the sections. This is one of my favorite combinations because of the beautiful contrast.

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Old 03-11-2019, 07:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well done pens Jon!
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Beautiful pens.
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well done for all three. Nothing wrong with any.

The slim may be a basic blank and kit - but it is executed perfectly and is a beautiful pen.

Now the pretty wood and the segmented are a certain class above. Each is an exceptional work. Please continue, as you have a wealth of talent. Life will only get busier for you, but the tools and material is there when needed.

Enjoy, and thanks for sharing.

(This AGAIN why we need to foster the Youth Contests - They will carry the banner).
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Beautiful work, Jon !!!
I see you got 1st for your segmented pen in the Youth 14-17 Contest - Congratulations !!!
And 2nd for your Thuya burl in the Pretty Wood Contest - Congratulations !!!

That is EXCELLENT !!
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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All three are great looking pens and I voted at least once for each of them in the contests.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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All quite nice

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Old 03-12-2019, 07:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thank you to each one of you for your comments and encouragement. Once again I appreciate the opportunity to have participated in the contests.

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