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Old 12-29-2017, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Thumbs up Prettiest blank/pen contest from the Christmas offer blanks

Hi peoples.

Is not often that I have 40+ IAP members with 10 similar/identical blanks to play with and as suggested by another member, it is a great opportunity to do something about it and in this case, a contest for the prettiest pen created with one of the blanks I offered recently and before you guys start to use them for something else, was time for me to announce this contest.

The idea is very simple, you pick one of the 10 blanks I sent you, with it, you create/turn any type of pen, single, double barrel, in kit format or not, give it whatever the finish you want, the ONLY CONDITION is, no segmentation or resin parts, you can stabilise the blank with clear CJ if you wish...!

There will be 3 prizes for grabs, 1th (AU$150.00), 2th (AU$100.00) and 3th (AU$50.00) in the form of vouchers as usual.

The vote "format" is yet to be decided but I will probably nominate a small group of members (non-participants).

Contest starts on the 1 January 2018, all entries need to be in by the 31 January 2018 so a full month to get it done.

Due to the number of possible participants, only 1 picture will be accepted per participant, that pic needs to be posted in this thread during the month of January 2018 so, make sure you take a good close-up pic of your pen.

I can't think of anything else at the moment so, if I missed something, I will update this thread.

ATTENTION PLEASE:

If you have received one of my Christmas Gift surprise boxes and you would like to have a go at the prizes offered, YOU DO NOT REQUIRE TO POST HERE THAT YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE OR NOT, simply get your pen turned, photographed and post it here.

All the 42 "gift" recipients are automatically entitled to participate in this contest, for everyone else, don't distress, I will have other contests where my blanks will be the "star"...!

If you have any questions please send me a PM to keep this thread from being "bogged-up", thank you...!

Good luck...!

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The way my luck has been since the start of the new year, I am hoping to be able to walk into the shop by the end of the month....
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Am I really the first entrant in this competition?

Anyway, my pen is a Liberty Rollerball with a Poplar blank (#10 from the timbers list (at least I believe it's #10. I will check the cutoff when I get home from work tomorrow morning ). The blank had a couple of small dark spots when I first started turning it. The dark spots got more pronounce as I turned and they ended up having a few hollow spots in them. Filled them with sawdust and CA. The pen also has a CA finish.

Thanks for the great blanks, George!

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Thanks Doug,

Yes, you are indeed the first person to get a pen posted on here so congrats on that. The blank is the #10B - Poplar burl, the small holes in the burl eyes are normal and can be filled with a variety of products some such as coffee grain, precious stone crashed and many others, your sawdust and ca turned out nice and dark brown and that is good, everything on that pen looks pretty good, in my view.

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This cigar pen was made with Australian Mulberry. I love the character in this piece.
It is finished with a CA/ BLO finish.
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This cigar pen was made with Australian Mulberry. I love the character in this piece.
It is finished with a CA/ BLO finish.
Beautiful pen Karl, well done...!

Just a reminder that the Mulberry blanks I sent everybody are from a species of Mulberry that doesn't produce fruit, it is known locally as "Wild Mulberry"

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Thanks again for the opportunity, George!

The blank I'm submitting is number 18 - Spalted golden wattle. I used a Compson Rollerball kit and finished with a matte CA (sand blank to 400 grit, then 4 smooth coats of thin CA, no sanding)




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The blank I'm submitting is Brown Mallee Root Burl. I've paired it with a Broadwell Nouveau Sceptre, and used a CA finish.

Thank you again for the blanks, George!

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Thanks again for the opportunity, George!

The blank I'm submitting is number 18 - Spalted golden wattle. I used a Compson Rollerball kit and finished with a matte CA (sand blank to 400 grit, then 4 smooth coats of thin CA, no sanding)

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G'day,

The Golden Wattle has so many variations but I never get tired to see it's beauty regardless how the wood is used, in this case, pen blanks made with that wood are always a winner to me so I hope others see it the same way.

I appreciate your efforts in making that pen, simple but very well put together congrats...!

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The blank I'm submitting is Brown Mallee Root Burl. I've paired it with a Broadwell Nouveau Sceptre, and used a CA finish.

Thank you again for the blanks, George!

Erik

Hi Erik,

Great choice of kit for that blank/wood, beautifully done, congrats...!

Thank you for participating...!

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