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Old 02-08-2019, 09:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I made this a few weeks ago after getting another paper cut opening a letter.

The blank has been calling out to me for a few years.
(I also wanted to practice posting full-size images again for the Segmented Pen Contest - OK, they last one is a bit big ).





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Looking good. Nice piece of bocote.
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That is funny I am making one for myself today. I never made these but they are the only kit that looks nice and it matches the majestic pen series. That came out real nice. Photos look good.too .
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I made this a few weeks ago after getting another paper cut opening a letter.

The blank has been calling out to me for a few years.
(I also wanted to practice posting full-size images again for the Segmented Pen Contest - OK, they last one is a bit big ).





Very nice. What is the overall length, and where did you get the hardware/kit?
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Lance, the overall length is 7 1/8". The blank/tube is 2 3/8".

But, it is a a simple plug on each end, so you can use additional appropriate diameter tubing and make the turned section longer or shorter.

It's a very attractive kit, available from PSI and their related vendors. And as JT mentioned it makes for a beautiful set with a matching Majestic pen. Yes, a bit pricey, but the quality is good in my opinion.
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That looks great Mark! I just made one using thuya burl.
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Nice work! I'm always wishing I could put a razor edge on one of those cuz I like to slice open my envelopes, not rip them...
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Nice work! I'm always wishing I could put a razor edge on one of those cuz I like to slice open my envelopes, not rip them...
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You own a lathe and they make things round. Use it to make your own style. Use some stainless steel and have at it. Your wish will come true. Think outside the box is my motto I live by and stress here all the time.
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I like it. Just curious is the image of the letter opener that is reflected in components from using a mirror to reflect lighting?

I have been trying to work on photography.


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I like it. Just curious is the image of the letter opener that is reflected in components from using a mirror to reflect lighting?

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Nah - just a quick photo, I really didn't set it up carefully. It was in a light tent with some overhead bulbs on a white fabric. They came out OK, but could have been better if I wasn't rushed - life has been calling.
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