Yes i understand what you mean, could be better!!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 ! ...
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.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.
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..@peter1958
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. !!!
As John T. said, "Good job and keep at it."
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 !!
Actually, I am amazed you were able to disassemble, re-work, and reassemble so effectively !!
You're a master of "renovation" !!! .... VERY well done !!!