Gatsby Grande Hempwood

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The pen is a PSI Gatsby Grande in gold and gunmetal. I know I said I was done with hempwood, but this blank is dyed and stabilized from Bullseye Turning Supply. I was hoping the stabilization would make it easier, and it did. I did have a couple of chipouts, but they were minor, and I was able to finish it. I have to say, the finished blank is nothing less than spectacular! I love the colors and grain patterns. I'll be turning more of these, and in fact, I have a stabilized undyed blank to try. The finish is Pens Plus.
 

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Here is the unturned blank. It's large, about 5" long by 1" square.
 

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The chipouts. I'm bad about turning too aggressively, so I had to force myself to be patient and take my time. It was worth it.
 

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That's beautiful! Glad you gave it another chance. Obviously, you need sharp chisels, but I wonder if rounding the corners on a belt sander would help with chip-outs?
 

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That's beautiful! Glad you gave it another chance. Obviously, you need sharp chisels, but I wonder if rounding the corners on a belt sander would help with chip-outs?
I use a radiused carbide cutter with a "shearing" cut. And I "knocked" the corners off on the bandsaw before I started turning it.
 

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Great Pen but not without its moments. I like the colour Hempwood is starting to fascinate me.
 

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I really appreciate you giving it a second shot and you made my blank look really nice with that finish! If I've said it once I've said it a million times, its all about patience with this stuff - even if it's stabilized. You did a great job!
 
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