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Old 04-06-2019, 05:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Here are my first two pens -- Cocobolo and Honduran Rosewood. Learning how to shape the pen is going to be a challenge, but I think both turned out ok (shape-wise). They both feel good in my hand at least. The finish on both is 2 parts shellac; 1 part BLO; 1 part DNA -- 3-4 coats each. I've learned a lot so far just reading this forum. Thanks to all who help educate the newbies!
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Nicely shaped.


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Here are my first two pens -- Cocobolo and Honduran Rosewood. Learning how to shape the pen is going to be a challenge, but I think both turned out ok (shape-wise). They both feel good in my hand at least. The finish on both is 2 parts shellac; 1 part BLO; 1 part DNA -- 3-4 coats each. I've learned a lot so far just reading this forum. Thanks to all who help educate the newbies!
You did very well for the first two! Looks great!

Unless there is a background on turning such as bowls and spindles, there is an tiny bit of apprehension of taking off too much and getting down to perfect size and shape. I have seen this countless times and remember my first several - and the hesitation once I got close.

Finish was elusive also, so after my first 5 - 10 pens, (long time ago) I took a 2x4 pine cut-off and made pine blanks and spent a day practice turning, shaping as close as I could to the fittings and learning how to use CA so that a good finish was repetitive.

A Tip: I don't know if you have calipers, but get a good set of calipers and measure your turnings to fit the nib end, center band and clip end.
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Great looking pens.
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Nice and good start on cigar pens vs slim lines.


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Nice Pens Mike,
Though a bit hard to see the detail,
As well as the good advice give by Hank, I suggest that you Photograph, with a lighter, less textured back ground, as the Timber background, colour drowns out the Pens, while the Texture of the Background draws your eye's away from the Pens, the Object of Photograph. Also a little closer with the Camera would also help.
From what I can see, Beautiful Blanks, Nicely Turned.
I look forward to seeing some of your future Pens,
Congratulations,
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Nice work! You’ve chosen an unforgiving kit in the Eurostyle and done well with it!
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