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Warren White

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Some of you may remember a thread I started some months ago, detailing a problem I had with wet Olivewood blanks from Israel. (https://www.penturners.org/threads/what-would-you-do.159621/)

I received a number of suggestions of how to handle blanks that were dripping water as I drilled them. Well, today I finished all of the six pens from those blanks, and I couldn't be happier! I really wish I had the photography skills of my friend Peter from "Down Under" but I just don't. The accompanying picture was taken with my iPad and will have to do.

I realize some are not fans of Slimline pens, but they are my go-to pen kit. (These are from Craft Supply.) YAY!! Saved them all, and they look really good.

Thanks to all who commented.
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mark james

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Nothing wrong with slims. Nothing wrong with your set. Excellent group Warren. I love the timber.
 
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Those look great! How'd you finish them? I have some Bethlehem olivewood on my to-do list for a couple clients soon, so I'm trying to figure out what would work best

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Warren White

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Those look great! How'd you finish them? I have some Bethlehem olivewood on my to-do list for a couple clients soon, so I'm trying to figure out what would work best

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HI Gabriel!
Finish was my standby CA finish. Briefly, 3 coats of thin, 3 coats of medium, 3 coats of thin. Sand at 400, wet sand with Micro Mesh through the grits. That is the only finish I use with pens.
 

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The pens turned out fantastic! My complements! BOW is a favorite of mine. If I got a 10% commission on every Slimline kit sold, I could have retired years ago and hire someone to turn pens for me.
 
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