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Old 04-22-2011, 07:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by KenV View Post
1. Expensive ones --- make your "misteaks" on attractive moderate to low cost blanks and avoid feeling you have to rescue every error -- you can have a nice pen without the fancy and will feel good about your craftsmanship.

2. Soft punky woods -- Unstablaized spalted woods take extra care as do the palms.

3. Wood with a story or a theme always goes well. Do some acrylics and corian. Get some practice with different materials. Acrylics sell better than woods in general

Learn to sharpen tools to scary sharp and keep them that way.
All very good advice but I differ on the more acrylics than wood for every acrylic I sell (I sell a fair number) I sell 10+ made from wood.
Honest Dear that wood just followed me home, can I keep it?
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