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Old 11-09-2018, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I've had the idea for this pen floating around in my head for over five years. Finally made it happen. I stayed at a the Hard Rock Casino and hotel in Vegas once. Down on the casino floor they have a bunch of historical musical exhibits showcasing things like costumes and instruments of famous musicians. Anyway I seen this black guitar that had what looked like pearl inlays. It looked sharp on the guitar. Here is my attempt to replicate the look on a pen.

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Here are a few other pens I've made since the last time I posted.

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On the first pen, I was just messing around. It was going to be a solid black upper barrel, but then I thought I would add an orange ring to tie it to the bottom barrel. Once I decide to add a ring I thought I would make it the same thickness as the center band to get a mirrored look. I'm not sure I like how it came out. It looked better in my head. As it stands it looks more like I tried to fix an oops. Maybe if I had made the ring a little thinner.....
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Love the pearl idea. I need to incorporate this in some manner. Thanks for showing those well made pens.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Looks pretty sharp on the pen too...
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Fabulous job on the black pearl pen!! At what point in the process did you insert the pearl into the blank?

I am with you on the orange ring. Fit and finish on all these pens is stellar!
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Nice to see you haven't lost your touch for pens! Now I'm motivated to make a pen this weekend. Too bad I have to finish mowing the lawn this afternoon or I would get started right away. Tomorrow.....


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Old 11-09-2018, 01:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Derek nice execution but I wish your pictures weren't so dark.

Ed I'll take your lawn mowing any day over clearing the snow we are starting to get.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Lovely work, Derek !!!

Now, Mark would like to have that black one 4-sided, please !!!
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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All very nice, especially the black and pearl.
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Nice pens. The local attitude toward snow around here is, "The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away,"
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