These took me a while...

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Sprung

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Not a while as in length of time working on them, but length of time to get them done.

I turned and finished these blanks quite a while ago - about 18 months ago. I wasn't happy with how the finish came out and set them aside to refinish later on. And they sat on the rack for a long time - I haven't turned a kit based pen since December 2017, so it has been a while. While I sold off a lot of stuff I wasn't going to use, I kept these, as I knew I wanted these as pens for myself. But they sat. Until today - today I finally felt like refinishing them and getting them to be completed pens. Unless someone makes me a very convincing offer, I'll be keeping both for myself.

A pair of Bolt Action Tec pens. One in Spalted Flamed Boxelder Burl. The other in Desert Ironwood. CA finish.

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mark james

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Well Matt, skills apparently come back quickly. Both pens look excellent and the finish is A-1 from what I see.

Well done, and I hope a bit more leisurely/play time turning is in your future.
 

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Thanks, Mark!

I have, thankfully, been able to enjoy some shop time - but have been taking an extended break from turning kit pens as I got a bit burnt out turning them. I've enjoyed starting to make fully custom pens and have really enjoyed spending more time on furniture building. But, who knows, I might start turning an occasional kit pen again now and then.
 

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Outstanding Pens Matt,
Great Choice of the Bolt Action Tec Pen Hardware
Superb Spalted Flamed Boxelder Burl, and Desert Ironwood Blanks
Beautifully Turned, Glorious Fit and Finish.
Congratulations,
Brian.
 
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