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jonjon

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I decided to try some modest Gisi style segmenting. It gave me an appreciation as to why people charge a little more for the blanks. There were a few woeful moments in the process when a piece of the blank blew out. But with a little persistence it managed to come back together. Overall fairly happy for my first go at it.
 

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jonjon

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Pictures of my Jigs. I made a jig so that I could get everything squared and angled. It has a 30 degree and a 90 degree guide. The board on the bottom side fits really snug on the bed of our Jet lathe bed. I got a face plate with really great tolerances for sanding and it seems to be working.

Ed it is an elegant sierra.
 

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mark james

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Excellent pen and an impressive jig. I'm always amused when folks get all antsy with their jigs - often simplier is better.

Well done.
 

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Excellent work! Excellent.

Work like that is art and art costs more because of the time invested and skill developed, plus it draws customers.

I read Sam Malloof's Woodworking book some years ago and I don't remember if it was in the book or in another article that I read somewhere else, but one item went somewhere like this: He made his chair and sold it for $5000. People bought them and sold them for $10,000. So He started selling them for $10,000. People bought them and sold them for $15,000, so he started selling them for $15,000.

In the early 2000's he was getting about $25,000 for his base rocking chairs. (Of course a few of his chairs commanded about 10 times that.)

Well done artistic design commands a higher price.
 

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Glorious Segmented Pen Jonathan,
Stunning Blank, Beautifully Aligned, and Located, the Proportions are Spot On.
Excellently Turned, Fitted and Finished,
And Truly Made for the Hardware.
Congratulations,
Brian.
 
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