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Old 01-28-2019, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It has been awhile since I turned many pens. I had a couple sets I did last month but other then that, the last I turned was back in 2012. Here is one I did this month. It is a Sierra Vista Chrome with a Paua Abalone Shell blank I won in last years Birthday Bash. I wish I would of had a higher end kit but I had to pull this one from one of my circuit board kits just to put it together. Was going to do a normal sierra but was afraid to turn that shallow since this is the first one I have done of this type of blank.

Let me know what you all think.

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Old 01-28-2019, 02:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nicely done! What a beautiful blank, turned and finished perfectly!

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Old 01-28-2019, 05:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Those abalone shell blanks are beautiful and you can’t go wrong with a Sierra. Your pen looks great and reminds me of a dark blue abalone blank I put in a Sierra carbon fiber (one my go-to kits these days) last summer as gift to a nurse we appreciated when my wife was getting treatment in Seattle. Nice work!
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Old 01-28-2019, 05:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Great looking pen.
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That is very nice! Love that shell!
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Let me know what you all think...

I think you did extremely well.

Nothing wrong with the chrome vista. And the blank is beautiful - you turned and finished it wonderfully.

Thanks for sharing - awesome pen.
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Magnificent Pen Chris,
Beautiful Abalone Blank, Superbly Segmented, Cast, Turned and Finished.
Great Combination with the Hardware.
Turn that special piece of Timber you have been keeping.
Enjoy it for its true beauty.
Why leave it for others to enjoy without you?

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