Single Twist Design

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Wmcullen

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Does anyone paint their wood pens?

I'm playing with my Hex Facet Jig and tried a design with a single facet down the side.
I'm not sure if it photographs well, but I really enjoy the feel.
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I was thinking it would be fun to paint the facet before turning the pen shape to leave a colored streak.
Looking for any hints of kinds of paint that would be durable and high saturation. Or is that is just a bad idea?
twirl2.jpg

Thanks!
Cullen
 
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TDahl

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Very nice. I think I like the blank the way it is. The more attention is drawn to the faceted design itself.
 

Mike P

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I love the design of your twist pen! For painting a streak could you cut the twists then go back and paint the portions you want colored, then re-run your jig over the facets you wanted to leave as plain wood to clean up any paint that doesn't bleeds over?
 

Wmcullen

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Thanks so much. I'm going to try this out using rustoleum spray paint... it's what I have in the garage.
We'll see if that does what I'm looking for.
 
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