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Old 03-28-2019, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mighty Pretty wood....

.... even if I do say so myself. However, to be honest, I had nothing to do with the purchase, and very little to do with the turning.

A good friend of mine (that I gave a pen to some time ago) expressed interest in watching a pen get turned. He came over and we turned a Slimline for him. I made another for his wife. His wife suggested we turn one for her father who will turn 91 this June. He contacted Craft Supplies USA and ordered a Cigar Pen kit, and bought a stabilized Koa Burl blank online. Another friend of ours had a set of bushings, so we went to work.

I walked him through the turning process and only took over when we got down to the bushings. He was closely involved in prepping the blank, drilling, gluing, turning, sanding, polishing....

We only encountered one problem, the cartridge wouldn't retract as it should have. I stewed about it all night and called Craft Supplies and asked about the problem. My thought was that the spring was too weak, but the Tech said he had not encountered a problem with the spring. He asked the buyer's name. When I gave it to him, he said that the buyer had already contacted them and a new transmission was on its way. Great customer service from Craft Supplies, but that is always the case with them.

Well, when we were done, I asked if I could take a picture of the pen. I have to say it is really spectacular. I hope you like it.
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice. It's fun working with friends.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Dalecamino View Post
Very nice. It's fun working with friends.
Agreed, very nice pen. My turning buddy lives 1400 miles away so we email back and forth. We've been talking about trying to get to the MPG in the next couple of years. We'll see what happens.
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