Soapstone? Very cool! Looks excellent!
I have about a dozen medium and blocks of soapstone in my shop awaiting carving (yet another hobby...). Had thought to try cutting pen blanks, but didn't have the cahoneys to lathe the stuff (you must have an awesome dust collector!). You have given me the push to get 'er going! I will probably do a CA finish. What is 'PR'?
The only finish you need on soapstone is polish and wax. Will I guess I shouldn't say that, on a pen some protection would be nice. Nice pen you did. Glad to see soap stone coming up again. I've been working with it lately trying it with wood and SS together. Not on pens. I only made one pen out of it. Where did you get your stone?
Ken I don't use a dust collector when I turn it, afraid it would just clog it up real fast. I am wearing a mask though, well most the time. Not so bad when turning it, but sawing on the band saw... what a mess!