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this was what i have seen here, did some examples first to determine dimensions
I like it.
 

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That is a very nice looking pen !!!

One very minor thing ... I would prefer SLIGHTLY less bulge on the lower barrel ... the cap looks fine to me.

I realize that is a very personal matter ... just expressing my opinion and recognizing that it is mine ! ... :D
 

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That is a very nice looking pen !!!

One very minor thing ... I would prefer SLIGHTLY less bulge on the lower barrel ... the cap looks fine to me.

I realize that is a very personal matter ... just expressing my opinion and recognizing that it is mine ! ... :D
Yes i understand what you mean, could be better!!
 

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Stripes have a bit of a learning curve to get them right. You did well. I too would prefer a less bulbous profile.
 

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I know it is a matter of taste but probably would have loved to seen the same pattern on the top of the cap as on the lower section with the bands. Those are always tricky calls. because at times you want the cap stand out from the barrel a bit but with the same theme. Good job and keep at it.
 

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Stripes have a bit of a learning curve to get them right. You did well. I too would prefer a less bulbous profile.
The longer i look at the pen, the more i dislike it. So tomorrow i will take it apart, clean the tubes and make another one.
The DNA did dissolve the red colour and coloured the beech red and purple.
So i have something to do tomorrow.
Peter
 

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The longer i look at the pen, the more i dislike it. So tomorrow i will take it apart, clean the tubes and make another one.
The DNA did dissolve the red colour and coloured the beech red and purple.
So i have something to do tomorrow.
Peter

I have some on my desk I plan on treating apart and re doing.


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Peter, don't rush into disassembly. . There is nothing wrong with this pen. . I like pens with bulges and I make my own with bulges, as appropriate IMO.

The cap bulge on yours is VERY nicely shaped. .

And on the writing barrel, the bulge is only SLIGHTLY overdone and not "demanding" to be disassembled at all !!!

I would recommend that you keep this pen "AS IS" .... it forms part of the historical record of your work ! . Which is very ADMIRABLE, IMO. !!! :D :D :D

As John T. said, "Good job and keep at it."
 

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Peter, don't rush into disassembly. . There is nothing wrong with this pen. . I like pens with bulges and I make my own with bulges, as appropriate IMO.

The cap bulge on yours is VERY nicely shaped. .

And on the writing barrel, the bulge is only SLIGHTLY overdone and not "demanding" to be disassembled at all !!!

I would recommend that you keep this pen "AS IS" .... it forms part of the historical record of your work ! . Which is very ADMIRABLE, IMO. !!! :D :D :D

As John T. said, "Good job and keep at it."
Well, i did take it apart and put the parts on the lathe to clean the tubes, but i made it slimmer first and then i like it..
Ca finish.
 

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Peter, that looks really good ! ... But ... if you would kindly allow me to say so ... perhaps just a WEE TINY BIT ..... well, ... too UN-BULGED !! ;)

Maybe you could go through that again .... just one more time .... and ADD a little MORE BULGE to it ! ..... just A LITTLE more bulge !!

LOL !!

Actually, I am amazed you were able to disassemble, re-work, and reassemble so effectively !!

You're a master of "renovation" !!! .... VERY well done !!!
 

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Peter, that looks really good ! ... But ... if you would kindly allow me to say so ... perhaps just a WEE TINY BIT ..... well, ... too UN-BULGED !! ;)

Maybe you could go through that again .... just one more time .... and ADD a little MORE BULGE to it ! ..... just A LITTLE more bulge !!

LOL !!

Actually, I am amazed you were able to disassemble, re-work, and reassemble so effectively !!

You're a master of "renovation" !!! .... VERY well done !!!
Thanks.
 
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