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Hi folks, Happy New Year to all members of the IAP.:D

Here is my latest pen, a Sterling Silver Churchill, turned from a lovely piece of Amboyna Burl and finished with CA![8D][^]

Comments welcome, thanks for taking the time to look at my post.

Cheers
Mark :)


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The finish could use a bit of work. And I see you have gone for the 'stepped' fit technique.[}:)]

And yes, I'm full of ...it[:eek:)]
 

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Originally posted by wdcav1952
<br />I agree, Skippy, you are full of it!....

I hope your next victim has garlic breath!!![}:)]

Just in case anyone thinks that I'm EVER serious, I'm not, and my Highland friend knows it too. Don't you, Mark?[:X][:X]
 

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Originally posted by wdcav1952
<br />I agree, Skippy, you are full of it! [;)]

Beautiful work, Mark.

Skippy has a pretty sharp eye, Cav!!! (But, this time he IS full of it!!)

Great job Mark!!!
 

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Thank you all for your lovely comments, Steve (Skiprat) is only joking and I know that so all his comments are taken as such. [;)][:D]

Michael (Mather323) I use BLO to pop the grain, then straight several coats of straight CA![8D]
 

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Very Nice, amazing detail in that pen and such beautiful wood.
 

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Originally posted by Kami
<br />Mark,

Fantastic work as ever, where did you get the blank?

Kami

Thanks Kami, I bought a load off Ebay, the seller was in the USA, cannot remember exactly who as I use 3 or 4 different ones.

If you need Amboyna Burl just ask in the classifieds and I`m sure there will be a few replies.[;)]
 

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mark,you allways make a great pen. but that must be the best wow well done, and dont worry about steven now just cos hes in the premier league[:0] he will allways be looking down on us ukap.[:D][:D]
 

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Heh, you old haggis basher[}:)] I may be slightly vertically challenged but I'm blessed with big hands and feet and ....[;)]

You are just lucky that I'm a lover, not a fighter. [:eek:)]
 

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Awesome, and it finally motivates me to try the churchill....

So can you give a little more detail on YOUR CA method?
Do you apply the BLO, burn it in, or just let it cure? Are you using medium CA? USing the sandpaper method to apply or something else? Are you letting it cure between coats, or using any more BLO during the finish process?
Did you use a buffer, wax, Plastic Pen polish or nothing to get the final gloss?

Thanks
kirby
 
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