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Old 06-23-2012, 07:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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NO WAY should you be embarrassed by the amount of time the pen took! Do you think Rembrandt just popped out a masterpiece in first grade? All of these skills LOOK easy when someone else does them. Only when you attempt them yourself do you understand what went into the production of a kitless pen. Those parts you made will serve you well for pen after pen. I love the pen you made. I looked at that blank and wondered how it would look on a pen. It is incredible! Now I will have to buy a few of them. Thanks for posting this fine effort.
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Welcome! That's really nice lathe and pen. Yes, it takes that long, and when you start adding bands to the cap, and bands on body finials, and custom end pieces with threads on them, it can take a little longer MOST of the time, it's worth it
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