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I was finally able to take pics with my iPhone that showed dark-grained wood.

Photo1 is a full length shot of a custom 1 piece BHW StreamLine Round Top 7mm in Black Titanium. In addition to being a 1 piece, the barrel is oversized, being 0.485 " in diameter at the center of the wood barrel. It has a flared writing tip at the nib. The wood is Mecassar Ebony. Finish is 2 coats Myland's Sanding Sealer, buffed between coats wit Mirlon Tan, followed by 3 coats Mylands Friction Polish, buffed between coats, and after the final coat with Mirlon Tan. Photos 2 thru 5 are views of different portions of the pen showing off the reddish grain common to this species of wood.

Thanks for your help on finishing techniques; thanks for looking. Your comments are always appreciated.
 

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Looks great - very deep, rich-looking grain!

How do you like the Mylands’ finish, now that you’ve tried it a time or two?
 

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Looks great - very deep, rich-looking grain!

How do you like the Mylands’ finish, now that you’ve tried it a time or two?
I like the Myland's Friction Polish a lot. It does darken the wood a bit more than I would like it to. I think for the darker woods, I'll use Pens Plus, as it doesn't seem to darken the wood as much as Myland's..

I have a Cherry bandsaw box I'm wrapping up and I'm leaning to the Myland's for it as well - but not at all sure about the friction aspect - may have to drag out some old buffing wheels.

Thanks for the comments.

Don
 

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If you are working towards better pictures, I suggest getting a gradient background/backdrop and an actual photo light. Lighting is everything!
 
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Thanks Jason. I have a light box from Flashery but no place to keep it set up without getting in the way. Thus, I don't use it as frequently as I should.
 

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I was finally able to take pics with my iPhone that showed dark-grained wood.

Photo1 is a full length shot of a custom 1 piece BHW StreamLine Round Top 7mm in Black Titanium. In addition to being a 1 piece, the barrel is oversized, being 0.485 " in diameter at the center of the wood barrel. It has a flared writing tip at the nib. The wood is Mecassar Ebony. Finish is 2 coats Myland's Sanding Sealer, buffed between coats wit Mirlon Tan, followed by 3 coats Mylands Friction Polish, buffed between coats, and after the final coat with Mirlon Tan. Photos 2 thru 5 are views of different portions of the pen showing off the reddish grain common to this species of wood.

Thanks for your help on finishing techniques; thanks for looking. Your comments are always appreciated.
Beautiful @DrD love it.
 
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