Color is great on the cherry pen and the braid is quite nice. As I have been payed with hybrid casting, I have found that I am personally not a fan of the cut edges in the middle. It seems to me the straight lines in the pieces throw things off. It is more difficult to get pieces sized, lined up and cast to minimize the cut edges.
I think you did a great job. As mentioned, hybrids look better if they aren’t segmented, they just don’t seem to flow smoothly if you get what I mean. You knocked the braided one out of the ballpark though.
Excellent Stainless Mesh Pen Keith,
I appreciate the Quality of Work, that went into the Blue Sierra's , But they don't do anything for me.
As previously mentioned Jay, I think he has hit the nail on the Head, it is the Segmenting, there doesn't seem any rhyme or reason for it.
Great Finishes, and Photographs.
The flex tubing was easy to turn, I painted the tube black, turned wooden plugs to fit the tube so the epoxy wouldn't get in the tube, stretched the stainless over tube and zip tied it to the round part of the plugs I had left the ends square so it would be in the middle of the form. Used hack saw to cut the ends off, the knocked out the plugs, then sanded the ends on the lathe to square the blank. The liquid diamonds turned real easy, and the rest of it was not as bad as it may sound. I think I saw a article in the library on this. Thanks again for the comments