BALL POINT PEN CONTEST VOTING

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PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR TOP (3)

  • Pen 1

    Votes: 5 4.3%
  • Pen 2

    Votes: 24 20.9%
  • Pen 3

    Votes: 7 6.1%
  • Pen 4

    Votes: 26 22.6%
  • Pen 5

    Votes: 37 32.2%
  • Pen 6

    Votes: 4 3.5%
  • Pen 7

    Votes: 4 3.5%
  • Pen 8

    Votes: 16 13.9%
  • Pen 9

    Votes: 29 25.2%
  • Pen 10

    Votes: 7 6.1%
  • Pen 11

    Votes: 8 7.0%
  • Pen 12

    Votes: 32 27.8%
  • Pen 13

    Votes: 9 7.8%
  • Pen 14

    Votes: 18 15.7%
  • Pen 15

    Votes: 7 6.1%
  • Pen 16

    Votes: 11 9.6%
  • Pen 17

    Votes: 12 10.4%
  • Pen 18

    Votes: 19 16.5%
  • Pen 19

    Votes: 7 6.1%
  • Pen 20

    Votes: 6 5.2%
  • Pen 21

    Votes: 11 9.6%
  • Pen 22

    Votes: 4 3.5%
  • Pen 23

    Votes: 11 9.6%

  • Total voters
    115
  • Poll closed .

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VOTING IS NOW OPEN....CHOOSE YOUR TOP (3) CHOICES. VOTING WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY AUG 27TH.

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

CHEERS~
BOB
 

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Pen 1

Pen #1
Kit: Hybrid Cigar with Gold and Black Tn plating with a Parker refill.
I call the blank a Simple Sapele Sandwich. The burl started of as a single piece of about 1.5" by 3/8" by 6". I believe it is Flame Box Elder Burl. It was a piece of scrap I was able to pick up about a year ago from a local luthier. I sanded it smooth, cut it length wise and sandwiched a piece of scrap Sapele in between. CA finish.
 

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Pen 3

Pen #3
Kit -- Wall Street ll
Black Lucite with white Lucite segment
I used black Lucite and gave it a singular focal point with a cast and framed ID window. This unique feature personalizes the pen and makes it a source of pride for the owner.
 

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Pen 6

Pen #6
Kit: PSI Rose Gold finish Breast Cancer Awareness twist pen in Hot Pink Aquapearl
Turned to diameter using a carbide magic cutter from PSI, then sanded dry starting from 220 up to 500, wet from 500 up to 12,000, polished with Meguiar's PlastX and topcoat of Turtle Wax Hard Shell Wax.
 

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Pen 8

Pen #8
Kit: Accord pen from WoodCraft
African Blackwood, Cocobolo, Big Leaf Maple Burl, Aluminum. Pen was built by splitting the cocobolo and gluing in the blackwood insert and aluminum inlays. Scallops are from Big Leaf Maple Burl and aluminum inlays. Turned and 20 coats of CA, sanded to 12,000 MM and polished with Plast-X.
 

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Pen 9

Pen #9
Kit: Cigar Style Sterling Silver Snake Pen kit from SilverPenParts.com.
Dressed in a scalloped snake skin style blank made from more than 30 Maple, Cherry, Pauduk, Walnut and Purple heart segments. The pen is finished with CA glue, polished to 12k grit.
 

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Pen 10

Pen #10
Kit: Rhodium Le Roi Elegant Royale
This was my first attempt at segmenting. Stabilized Box Elder and Molten Metal blanks, drilled on the lathe, squared with a punch and homemade sanding block and turned.
CA finish, sanded to 12000, polyurethane and lacquer.
 

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Pen 11

Pen #11
Kit: Legacy European Pen kit.
Cocobolo blank sanded with 180, 220, 320, 400 grit paper, micro mesh up to 12000 grit, final finish done with Renaissance Wax.
 

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Pen 12

Pen #12
Kit: Celtic Twist Pen in Antique Pewter
There are 125 pieces of wood in this pen (CA finish).
Woods and Veneer used: Wenge, Australian Cypress, Purple Heart, Ebony, Red Heart, Maple, Mahogany, Cocobolo, Paduak, Bugima, Walnut Veneer, Ebony Veneer, Maple Veneer, Cherry Veneer
 

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Pen 14

Pen #14
Kit: Black bolt action with a delrin body.
Body was made from a 1/2” delrin rod turned to size and polished, then drilled and tubed on the lathe before separating the body from the rod. Final finish was MM to 8000 for a semi-gloss sheen to match the component parts.
 

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Pen 15

Pen #15
Kit: Perfect Fit convertible w/chrome accents
Blank made out of Spalted Beech, spalting voids required filling. Finished with 6 coats of CA and sanded with micro-mesh then HUT polished.
 

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Pen 16

Pen #16
Kit: Gold Atrax Twist with Black TruStone with gold veining.
Turned then sanded dry using Abranet: 320 to 600, reverse direction: 500 rpms, sanded wet using MM to 12000, polished using Meguiars: 105, 205, finish protected with Rejex synthetic wax.
 

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Pen 18

Pen #18
Kit: PSI Gatsby Grande in gold and gun metal
Stabilized corn cob blank, turned, sanded, filled w/CA, re-sanded, re-filled w/CA, sanded to 400, then finished with CA/BLO.
 

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Pen 22

Pen #22
Kit: Broadwell Nouveau Sceptre Rhodium & 22kt Gold
Copper wire, bronze pearl, black dye cast in Alumilite resin.
 

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Pen 23

Pen #23
Kit: Triton twist ballpoint in chrome and satin chrome
Red, white, and blue PR blank that I cast myself. Blank reverse painted silver, wet sand w/MM thru 12,000 then buffed
 

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DON'T PEEK!

AS OF THIS POSTING, FOR SOME REASON THE RESULTS ARE CURRENTLY SHOWING WHICH THEY SHOULD NOT AT THIS TIME. I HAVE AN S.O.S. OUT TO THE MANAGEMENT GROUP TO CORRECT THIS.

- PLEASE DO NOT PEEK AT THE RESULTS
- PLEASE DO NOT LET ANY OF THE VOTES INFLUENCE YOURS

THANK YOU, SORRY FOR THE SNAFU~
BOB
 

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"SO let it be Written SO let it be Done"

Jeff has hidden the results so You can rest easier Bob!
 

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Pretty impressive works of art, we definitely have some skilled folks out there~ sure glad I didn't enter. The competition is way above my pay grade.
Good luck to all~
Bob
 

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BREAKING NEWS !!!!

Due to the overwhelming number of entries into the Ball Point Pen contest along with how close the votes are right now, we will be having a run-off after the end of this first round of voting. Honestly, I'm glad I'm ineligible to vote in this contest as it would be very difficult to pick the best one. Every entry has brought its' own unique quality for everyone to see. Hats off to each of you who have entered!
Stay tuned for updates....please make sure you have voted~
Cheers
Bob
 
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This was the most popular contest.Took me a few times,coming back and leaving again before I could process all the pens.Great job guys and gals.They are beautiful.
 

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This was the most popular contest.Took me a few times,coming back and leaving again before I could process all the pens.Great job guys and gals.They are beautiful.

Me too...and I don't get to vote in this one :frown: ..which is the cowards way of saying "good thing I don't have to choose only 3" !
 

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Nope I've just came from the kitless contest. Nothing but crickets over there. They left a note though, something about going to the movies.
 
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Seems pretty quiet over here. Where's all the excitement? I guess everyone is hanging out over at the kitless contest......

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Nope I've just came from the kitless contest. Nothing but crickets over there. They left a note though, something about going to the movies.

With so many entries it takes awhile to do a really good job evaluating the skill and craftsmanship of each of our artists. Too bad we're so busy here, I really liked that movie that is going around right now. Wish I had the time to make one, but someone did send me a picture of a couple of contest organizers. Anyone know who they are?
 

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If that is a picture of contest organizers, then it must be me Ed and my other brother ED. I'm sure glad that none of the other contest managers look like that!!!

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If that is a picture of contest organizers, then it must be me Ed and my other brother ED. I'm sure glad that none of the other contest managers look like that!!!

Ed

This is classic !!!! I just realized how dangerous a guy who has administrative authority can be. It's like playing one-on-one with Micheal Jordan.
 

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If that is a picture of contest organizers, then it must be me Ed and my other brother ED. I'm sure glad that none of the other contest managers look like that!!!

Ed

This is classic !!!! I just realized how dangerous a guy who has administrative authority can be. It's like playing one-on-one with Micheal Jordan.
While paralyzed and bindfolded ...
 

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Thanks for all the votes on #18--even though my pen is sixth in the voting, I am psyched! So many awesome pens and my simple corn-cob was in the running. :biggrin:

Regards,
Michael
 
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