Pens #27 and #28 - both annoyances

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Painfullyslow

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First I made this Rollester pen from PSI using a blank that I had just cast yesterday made with color changing chameleon mica, mostly because I wanted to see how it would come out. The good: the blank looks awesome. It shifts colors depending on the angle of the light. The bad: either I had a casting void or caught the blank while turning and there is a crack in the end of the pen. I filled it with CA but it is ruined so I will keep this one for myself.

Once I saw the depth of the crack I stopped with the polishing so there are lots of scratches still in the blank. Sadly the pictures do not capture the color shifting of this. It changes from black>blue>purple>orange

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The second one was a Wallstreet kit that I had laying around. I had just received a gorgeous slab of amboyna burl and I wanted to see how it looked when turned before I put it on a more expensive kit. The good: its gorgeous. The bad: either I grabbed the wrong bushings or the Wallstreet III takes different ones from the Wallstreet II so the blank is undersized. Really annoying after all the work that I put into it.



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KenB259

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Sadly, we all have days like you had. Now I may be totally wrong on this, but I was of the understanding that it can take a week or longer before a resin blank is fully cured and turntable.
 

Sataro

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Problems arise sometimes & we move on. Still will make you a good keeper pen for your own use. Wall Street pen came out looking very good!
 

jrista

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The Amboyna is excellent. The green accent looks great on that pen.

Regarding the bushings, yes, the WSIII is a fatter pen by design, and its bushings are definitely larger than the WSII.
 
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