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I got a couple of new toys in the mail over the weekend. One is a beading and parting tool, the other is a small round-nose scraper. Both are by Ashley Iles and are being marketed as tools for penturning. Here's a picture of a pen I did last night while playing with these new toys:

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BTW, I think the wood is some boxelder burl, but don't hold me to that!

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NICE!
I like how the beads contiue the beaded theme of the CB but they don't detract from the wood.
What style is the pen,what type refill?
 

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AAAAAHHHH, nothing like new tools. Great looking pen Scott. The bead design is not over whelming and the beads really came out nice. [:)]

Glad I didn't order that ring cutting tool yet, may have to add this to the list.

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Scott I have to say that I do like what you did eventhough I'm usually not a fan of beads and bumps on pens, what you did came out very tastefull to me. I like how it all blends with the centerband.

The kit looks like the Berea Streamlined 7mm kit with a cross refill.

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Thanks for the comments everybody!

Eagle – That’s a Streamlined Slimline from Berea in chrome. It’s a great kit! Standard 7mm/Cross guts.

Wayne – I’m not too fond of bumps and curves either. This was actually a practice pen, trying out the tools. I’m glad you liked it!

I received the tools from Joel at Tools for Working Wood (http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/). If you go to their site click on “Ashley Iles turning toolsâ€, then on “Miniature and pen turning toolsâ€. The ones I got are the three-piece set and the 3/16†round-nose scraper. I’m working on a review of these tools for More Woodturning.

This beading and parting tool is shaped more like a spear-point parting tool, and you cut the beads about the same way you would with a skew. I had never used this type of tool for forming beads before last night. It actually seemed to work better than using a skew. I’ll try to post a draft of my review here later in the week. So far I am pretty impressed with these little tools!

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