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Old 01-22-2018, 12:12 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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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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No two blanks are the same and while I tried to give everybody a good example of what these blanks are, I know some may not turn out as good or at all, that is just the nature of the "beast".

As for you pen, very well executed, a great kit to showcase the blank, well done.

Thank you for participating.

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This is an Australian Mulberry blank on a Sedona. Finished with BLO and 5 coats of medium CA then polished with MM.
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This is an Australian Mulberry blank on a Sedona. Finished with BLO and 5 coats of medium CA then polished with MM.
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Wow Mike, a stunning piece of wood and great execution, I particularly like the very precise grain alignment between both top and bottom barrel, well done...!

Your participation was most appreciated.

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Well here we go George! It wasn't my first attempt...I had a Norfolk blank that was making me drool almost all the way through turning..the last few thousandths opened a void that I couldn't fill or match close enough to make me happy so I have another carry This one turned out even better than I thought it would...every pass of the gouge opened up prettier and prettier grain..Majestic Olive(well named) on an Elegant sierra..as I've said before I am not a photographer and the picture does not do this beauty justice! It was very hard to decide which angle pic to send. Thank you for the opportunityhttp://www.penturners.org/forum/atta...1&d=1516741836
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Well here we go George! It wasn't my first attempt...I had a Norfolk blank that was making me drool almost all the way through turning..the last few thousandths opened a void that I couldn't fill or match close enough to make me happy so I have another carry This one turned out even better than I thought it would...every pass of the gouge opened up prettier and prettier grain..Majestic Olive(well named) on an Elegant sierra..as I've said before I am not a photographer and the picture does not do this beauty justice! It was very hard to decide which angle pic to send. Thank you for the opportunity
Well well, a Majestic Olive wood blank making a front stage appearance...!

Shame that the Norfolk blanks didn't make it, however, the replacement is stunning and a good example of what this wood can be, well done...!

Thank you for making the effort to participate.

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Removed the GIF. Pen Goblin will post photos and a description of her pen tomorrow. :)
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G'day mate,

Very nice looking pen, I always feel these to have some resemblance to the Huon Birdseye burl, bigger eyes but lots of "movement" in the wood itself, well done...!

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Removed the bad GIF. Pen Goblin will post her photos tomorrow. I can't figure out how to delete the post.
Interesting display option, I wait for Pen Goblin to introduce the pen.

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