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Old 02-20-2016, 09:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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First one after a shoulder injury has kept me out of the shop for a few weeks! Shoulder isn't 100%, but it was feeling good enough yesterday to finish up a few pens I'd been working on.

This is a Gisi-style segmented blank that was made by Jerry Bailey.
The materials in the blank are Thuya Burl, Roble Burl, Wenge, and plastic segmenting sheets.
Components are a George Fountain Pen in Antique Silver. Nib upgraded to a Bock Fine.
Satin CA finish, topped with Renaissance Wax.

Some extra care needed to be taken when working with this blank - can't the the drill bit get even too warm as it will melt or soften the plastic, gotta make sure you're drilling straight, and getting it all even while turning a blank with vastly different densities next to each other in the same blank. I had fun turning this one and it's going in my personal collection. It'll be a user too and I can't wait to ink it up later today.


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Glad your feeling well enough to get this done. It is beautiful.
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Matt, glad the shoulder is better. The pen is awesome, a keeper for sure!

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If you do this with one bad arm, I can't wait to see what you do with both arms working. Great job.
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Absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!! . Very well done, indeed !!!
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Spectacular blank and you did it proud. Very nice.
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First one after a shoulder injury has kept me out of the shop for a few weeks! Shoulder isn't 100%, but it was feeling good enough yesterday to finish up a few pens I'd been working on.

This is a Gisi-style segmented blank that was made by Jerry Bailey.
The materials in the blank are Thuya Burl, Roble Burl, Wenge, and plastic segmenting sheets.
Components are a George Fountain Pen in Antique Silver. Nib upgraded to a Bock Fine.
Satin CA finish, topped with Renaissance Wax.

Some extra care needed to be taken when working with this blank - can't the the drill bit get even too warm as it will melt or soften the plastic, gotta make sure you're drilling straight, and getting it all even while turning a blank with vastly different densities next to each other in the same blank. I had fun turning this one and it's going in my personal collection. It'll be a user too and I can't wait to ink it up later today.


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