Southwest Ironwood with Turquoise SimStone Segment

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egnald

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Greetings from Nebraska.

This morning I finished up an Antique Brass Southwest Mesa twist pen using my first real successful segmented blank. The blank is Sonoran Desert Ironwood with a Turquoise SimStone segment separated with pieces of 20-gauge brass. It was finished with my standard Stick Fast Wood Finish CA regimen. I used epoxy to glue the blank together and to the tube. I also allowed much longer than is typical for me to let the epoxy cure out before I started turning. I was a little nervous and cautious as this is my first experience gluing, drilling, and turning both brass and SimStone.

Overall I am happy with how it turned out. I will most likely be making another one of these with a slightly darker piece of Ironwood and one with a little more figure if I can find one in my stash. I also plan on making one using a pewter kit and 20-gauge aluminum as separators. As always, your comments and suggestions for improvements will be appreciated.

Regards,
Dave

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And my standard views to show how it looks as it is rotated.
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mark james

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That is excellent! đź‘Ť đź‘Ť . All the elements come together well, and I really like the thicker brass.

Thank you for sharing. One to be proud of.
 

Larryreitz

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I really like it. One of these days I'll have to get that kit and make something for it. I thought of doing so before, but have wondered how it would go over here in the north east. Guess I'll just have to try and see. Very good work.
Larry
 
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