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Old 01-15-2018, 11:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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This is a Norfolk Pine on a TiGold and Black Caballero. This probably one of my most favorite woods that I've got from George. I ordered some a while back from him and the colors and chatoyance are just exceptional. My photography skills certainly don't do it justice. I was pleasantly surprised when there was one in the Christmas box.

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Thanks for another great contest, George! Here's my contribution. Number 63 from the list, earleaf Acadia paired with as simple Sierra kit in chrome. The fiancee liked the grain so much, she's already stolen it and taken it to work.

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This is a Norfolk Pine on a TiGold and Black Caballero. This probably one of my most favorite woods that I've got from George. I ordered some a while back from him and the colors and chatoyance are just exceptional. My photography skills certainly don't do it justice. I was pleasantly surprised when there was one in the Christmas box.

Thank you, George
Wow, that turn out a beauty, the 1th prize winner is getting harder to decided by the day, and we still have many days left so hopefully, we are going to see a few more pens all done up...!

Thank you for participating and congrats on a job well done.

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Thanks for another great contest, George! Here's my contribution. Number 63 from the list, earleaf Acadia paired with as simple Sierra kit in chrome. The fiancee liked the grain so much, she's already stolen it and taken it to work.

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G'day Eric,

Great effort, that is another of my woods (Acacias) that can take a few different looks, if not the colours where some yellow or some darker brown may appear but also the grains openness.

Thank you for your participation and well done...!

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Nice pens, everyone!

Just noting that 3 of the 5 entries so far are from people named Eric (or Erik). Crazy!


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Here is my entry to this contest. It is a Spalted Golden Wattle on a long boy kit from Exotic Blanks. I love these kits as you get to show a lot of wood. This is a CA finish with 5 coats of thin and 15 coats of medium CA. Sanded from 400 Abranet to 12000 micromesh. Then used Novus #2 polish and Renaissance wax. Beautiful wood George and I really appreciate your doing this Christmas gift.
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Hi Randy,

Stunning work, you certainly managed to capture all that beautiful grain that may have been hidden inside, great pen...!

Your participation was most appreciated...!

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My entry is a Norfolk pine on a Chrome Zen kit. On the side of the blank it said “ knot special” and it was special. Finish is pens plus with a top coat of Renaissance wax. It was hard to decide a on an angle to photograph it. I am very happy with it. Thanks again George for the gift and this contest.

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My entry is a Norfolk pine on a Chrome Zen kit. On the side of the blank it said “ knot special” and it was special. Finish is pens plus with a top coat of Renaissance wax. It was hard to decide a on an angle to photograph it. I am very happy with it. Thanks again George for the gift and this contest.

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I chose that blank for the first pen I wanted to make. I wasn’t happy with how it turned out so I made another one with blank #10 Poplar.

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Here is my entry to this contest. It is a Spalted Golden Wattle on a long boy kit from Exotic Blanks. I love these kits as you get to show a lot of wood. This is a CA finish with 5 coats of thin and 15 coats of medium CA. Sanded from 400 Abranet to 12000 micromesh. Then used Novus #2 polish and Renaissance wax. Beautiful wood George and I really appreciate your doing this Christmas gift.
Maybe I will make the top 42.
Correction on the pen kit. It is a long clicker. Not a long boy.
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