Le Roi's got a twin?

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Well ... I finally got round to getting those bushings for the Le Roi .... grabbed a few pen kits to go with it, since I was shopping out that way (thanks, Smitty! :cool: ).

I was looking around my shop for something worthy of gracing such nice pens and lo and behold ... I came across a blank sent to me by Brian G ... Stabilized Buckeye Burl! Well, I pulled it out, drilled my center marks, turned it round, and then I measured for my barrel length and cut it off ....

Oops! I dropped the one I measured, which one was it??? Grab the brass tube and compared to the blanks .... oh .... I can make TWO??? :biggrin:

Well ... I did! :)



Pair of Le Roi V2's sharing a single blank of Stabilized Buckeye Burl



Nearly had a blowout while drilling, though .... I gotta invest in more of those acrylic bullet point bits or a drill doctor... :tongue: There's a crack running down the barrel directly under the clip on one of the pens. I dripped CA in it before I started the final turning. It was barely visible after finishing ...

Turned with a 1/2" bowl gouge (both of them, exclusively just the one tool), sanded up to 1000 grit, cleaned, applied Minwax Stain and Seal (natural), followed by 6 coats CA. Micro-mesh wet sanded up to 12k, with Plast-X polish and Turtle Wax Hard Shell.
 

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elkhorn

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Going to try for triplets next time, Greg?

Great fit and finish. The blanks mate well with the kits.
 

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Nice pair, pens that is......only you know where the crack is. That would bother me to no end... Nice job
 

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LOL ... thanks for the laugh, John! :) Not sure I have any blanks quite long enough to pull a triplet off....

I noted the color of the blank, as it was predominantly silvery and black, and those kits are chrome and black chrome ... it seemed to be a perfect fit! :)
 
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