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Old 03-14-2017, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pens with baltic birch plywood

I am new to pen turning, about a couple of months in so still practicing with a lot of slimline to keep costs down. Had an idea to use some scrap baltic birch plywood and show off the lamination. they came out pretty cool I think. I used CA glue for the finishing.
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nicely done!

Another step can be to dye the blank before finishing. It would be interesting to see what some colors fo on this Baltic Birch!
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well Done, Lalen.
Intriguing Results with the Plywood Blanks.
The 45 Deg Blanks creates a very pleasing result.
IMHO, I would like to see the Pen turned without a "Wasp" Waist.
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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Old 03-20-2017, 12:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback. good point on the wasp waist. These were a test on a slimline. I found as it got smaller, the laminations wanted to chip out so I kept the middle somewhat thicker. I want to try it on a larger diameter pen at some point.
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