Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. Well appreciated. I will be going out to dinner later (hope I do not have to pick up the check:biggrin::biggrin but thought I would reply to Pete's comment. I was in the shop this morning and got a birthday present from the penturning Gods. I was finally able to complete a pen I have been working on since my post Bash entries this year. I had 2 failures with this blank but was able to learn from them and this one went well. It is an addition to my black acrylic and aluminum series of pens I have been making. I still have a few other ideas. But this one is spiral rods around a tube and cast in Liquid Diamonds epoxy resin dyed with black. I spun it this morning and polished to a high shine. I have included a couple photos including the tube before I cast it. Thanks for looking and again thanks for the great birthday wishes.Happy birthday John. I hope the coming year lets some of your creative juices flow.
Thanks Skip. I have to go to the Doctors for a check up this morning. When I get back this afternoon I will take a few photos of my process. It is not hard.Very best belated wishes from me too JT....:biggrinjust got back from a training course in Norway)
Time well spent in your shop too. That pen is very very cool. I'm amazed that it stayed together. I would have thought that the round rods would be eager to pop out as you turned. Care to share how you got the equal spacing between the rods?
You still got it, old friend