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Old 12-09-2012, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looks like Lacewood...little undercut at the nib end. Try to keep slimlines slim...and I apologize if anyone is offended by this, you end up with the "fat lady" syndrome. Make a Slim, slim isn't as easy as it looks! Good lookin' first effort!
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nice job! I wish my first then looked that good. Your design already shows me your thinking outside the box a little trying to experiment. I've made my share of cookie-cutter pens, finally I just started turning them every which way, and had a lot of happy customers because of it.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Great job!! You're headed down the slippery slope now...
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow !! That takes me back a few years.
Good start, it will only get better. Jim S
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well done!!!

You'll have to keep that one for future me, your addicted now and it will never end.

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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great start. looking forward to seeing your next one(s)
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Awesome job. I'm still trying to get the slim line pens to look as good as this.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:11 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Great job! I just showed my first 3 pens the other day and I have to say that you are light years ahead of my first pen. It is fun playing with the shapes of the pens and learning to turn (trying my first acrylic now).
How did the finishing go for you? What did you use to finish?
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Nice job Adam. I wish my first looked that good!

Fit issues will come with time and practice, as well a finish issues. I can see lines in the pen finish that go around the barrells. Be sure to sand with the grain of the wood when you are sanding with each grain of the sandpaper, or those lines will stay in the wood and the ca finish. That is a tip that has helped me along the way, and hopefully will help you as well.

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