For my Wife, Pink Ivory

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DrD

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Every Pink Ivory pen I've turned has been for my wife. No reason, no special occasion needed, just for putting up with me. A one-piece BHW Gold Titanium Cigar pen, using kit tubes. Sanded off the lathe up to 800 grit, mostly dry - 400 was done wet using Mahoney's. Finishing also done off the lathe: 2 coats Myland's Cellulose Sanding Sealer, followed by 3 coats Myland's Friction Polish, hand rubbed with Mirlon Tan after each coat. One final coat Ren Wax.

Thanks for looking!
 

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Jarred

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My wife selects from whatever comes out of the shop for her own. Same response here-- Happy wife, happy life. A small price to pay to keep creating.

I have not worked with pink ivory. Do you use a UV protectant to keep it looking fresh?
 

DrD

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@Jarred I've been led to believe that shellac offers UV protection. I don't know for sure, but I believe both Mylands Cellulose Sanding Sealer and Myland's Friction Polish have shellac in their formulation, and those are what I used. Last Pink Ivory I turned was maybe 15 or so years ago, and they are still nicely pink. Pink Ivory is a dream to turn; last time I bought any was almost 20 yrs ago, and it was pretty pricey back then, and not too easy to find.
 

Stakhaus

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Every Pink Ivory pen I've turned has been for my wife. No reason, no special occasion needed, just for putting up with me. A one-piece BHW Gold Titanium Cigar pen, using kit tubes. Sanded off the lathe up to 800 grit, mostly dry - 400 was done wet using Mahoney's. Finishing also done off the lathe: 2 coats Myland's Cellulose Sanding Sealer, followed by 3 coats Myland's Friction Polish, hand rubbed with Mirlon Tan after each coat. One final coat Ren Wax.

Thanks for looking!
@DrD you have the same problem as I do, my wife has obtained at least four pens that I have made. Great looking pen....thanks for sharing.
 
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