Ian thank you for comments instructive as always. To be honest I am not sure on the Maple pen I got the bushings correct the instructions talk of shorter bushings when they are all the same length with only minor differences in diameter.Michael
like them both for different reasons. I think the copper has a better shape to it as is there a slight bowing inwards at the midline of the Maple one ? Could be the angle of photo perhaps but it definitely looks wrong just at the lower midline ?
Copper one is stunning and lines are beautiful . Paleness of the maple and the hint of knot burr are good though
Just my view as always . Prefer these shapes to your “hourglass” ones but , as always , which feels better to you please ?…