Made this pen contrary to Jeff Powells recommendations . I cut the blanks on my bandsaw which has a 3/8" blade . This will be the last one cut with the BS . I just need more practice with my scrollsaw . This one came apart twice . Got the pieces back in but not as tight as before .:redface: Anyway , HRB with Holly on the ends segmented with brass sheet metal on a Gold & Chrome Aero . CA finish . And Photos were taken outside . See the blue sky ? :biggrin: Thanks for looking !