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Old 01-10-2017, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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My wife needed a pen in Mint Green for a Birthday Gift for a fellow Teacher. After searching all the usual places unsuccessfully, I purchased a Cool Mint Water blank from Bear Tooth Woods. After drilling I sanded and polished the hole. Then back painted the hole with the color I needed. I also mixed some of the paint into the epoxy. The Water series blanks are very clear and I plan to use for some kitless pens in the near future. You loose their beauty turned thin in a kit but it does let you get that elusive color. The kit is a Chrome Graduate Rollerball. I shortened the cap a bit to get the clip to just land on the bottom ring.


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Looks great dan. How did you sand and polish the hole? I've used those before, and the paint looks all crackly.
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Looks great dan. How did you sand and polish the hole? I've used those before, and the paint looks all crackly.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mxRVKUw4_Pw

John, check out this video at about 12 minutes into it. I also drilled slowly and cleared the chips more often than usual so I started with a fairly smooth hole.

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Great pen, really like the colour
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Great Pen, Danny.
Superb Acquisition of the Mint Green Blank.
Excellent Fit and Finish.
Congratulations.
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