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For all of you who thought that Eagle had just dissapeared , here's a picture of one of his latest pens that he e-mailed to me

It's made from Mule Deer Antler (about 95% pith) and African Blackwood . It's made from a slimline kit with extra parts .



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HOLY COW!!! (or, more correctly, deer) That looks amazing! Thank you and Eagle for sharing.

Any idea where he got the finial and clip?
 

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Unmistakably Eagle's mark. Super job on the inlay & design. Touche [;)]

Jim, that clip looks like one that came out of a plastic bag..[:D]
 
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That guy keeps getting better and better.
Great work Eagle. I wish that I had your talent.

I'm also envious of that finish.
 

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After Eagle read all of the responses to the posting , he sent me this e-mail to answer some questions about the construction of the pen .

After reading the replies I thought you might want to edit your post to answer any questions.
Most importantly the fact that the inlay was not my idea.
I have been intrigued with spirals and glue ups since I first started turning pens so I thought this would be a good chance to give a try at both.
I figured if you had any questions you would e-mail me direct.
Recently there were two posts that got me to thinking,(dangerous situation)
One was about turning antler with a large core(porous pith).
I sometimes run across that in antler and just "wing it as I am finishing it.
I received a large trunk of mule deer from one of the guys at the hardware store and
most of it was too big for turning pens,In this case I was able to get a 1"square piece to start with.
Ca is the answer but I don't make too much attempt to fill with dust depending on what I "think" it will look like.
On this particular pen I used thin ,medium and thick CA.(I have a tube of gel but couldn't find it.
The other post was inlaying the spirals.
RPM made the initial post
http://www.penturners.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5395
and Knotty harry did a follow up
http://www.penturners.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5497
I played with it this weekend and discovered"less is better"
In one instance I had as many as 12 pieces of inlay in a 2" blank,of course there are
2 blanks to a pen.
When I turned it the result was much too busy.
This is a slim line,I had a stud from some custom finial stuff I bought,
The clip is from an American Classic from Woodcraft.
I might turn an antler finial might not.
 
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