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Old 11-18-2006, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sierra Vista w/ Abalone

Overall, I like it. The Sierra Vista uses the same diameter tube as the Sierra, but overall it's a bit bigger than the regular Sierra to leave more meat on whatever specialty blank you're turning. And easy as can be to make. Great look.

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Wow! It looks like you turned a disco ball [:p]
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's a sparklie! I like it
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Really neat!nice work as well.[:)]
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Old 11-18-2006, 09:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have never seen a blank like that before, lovely looking pen![8D]
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it sure is diffrent l like it kaspar.[:D]

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Really unique and a beauty!

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Sweet! The 70's are back! [:D][:D]
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AWESOME... thru and thru!
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Old 11-19-2006, 11:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Question re: the Sierra Vistas.

It seems to me that they use the same sleeves, but the pen is fatter.

This leaves more room for your material, right? You don't need to turn the material down to a real thin dimension for the pen, right?

If this is true, it's a pretty good idea. I've found that acrylics don't always work great with Sierras, simply because they become transparent that thin. Even if you paint the tube, it's not always ideal.

Do I have the right idea here? Same diameter tubes, fatter pen, which leads to not so tight turning of the material...correct?
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