Triton Tru-Stone fountain pen

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This was my first tru-stone attempt, a Black with Gold Matrix on a Triton fountain pen. Had a little trouble getting it to "shine" using my regular methods. Thanks to Andy (PenMan1) for some helpful advice, here is what I ended up with ...
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Lenny,

I'd certainly be happy with that shine!!!

You want to be able to tell it's stone, not Polyresin!!

Great looking pen
 

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Thanks! I'm happy with the combination and I think the Triton kit is going to be a favorite. I look forward to turning some more tru-stone .... it's a little messy to work with but the results are worth it!
 

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Thanks! I'm happy with the combination and I think the Triton kit is going to be a favorite. I look forward to turning some more tru-stone .... it's a little messy to work with but the results are worth it!

Definitely messy. Like working with a lump of coal. Other colors are easier though.
 

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Thanks! I'm happy with the combination and I think the Triton kit is going to be a favorite. I look forward to turning some more tru-stone .... it's a little messy to work with but the results are worth it!

Definitely messy. Like working with a lump of coal. Other colors are easier though.

That is good to know! :)

I looked like I had been finger painting with black paint! :eek:
 

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I think you should just throw it away, say in the mail to me. WOW! It sure knocked my eyes out! A really beautiful combination. Great pen.
Charles
 

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Wow, that looks fantastic Lenny. I'm really glad you posted this as it is a very classy look and shows off both the blank and the Triton just beautifully. Your fit looks top-notch in the photos as well.

Nice Job!
 

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Definitely messy. Like working with a lump of coal. Other colors are easier though.

Great description. I turned a piece of blue lapis tru-stone and it wasn't near the mess black matrix turned out to be.

Lenny, great work. You produced a great looking finish on that tru-stone, which I found to be more difficult than it would seem.
 

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Thanks everyone! :)

Dave, I think I initially tried to make the finishing part too complicated. When I simplified it, it went better. So after going through my usual routine, wet sanding with 400,600, etc. then the same with MM, followed by 20/20 plastic polish and then buffing .... I didn't have much of a shine.

Andy (PenMan1) told me he doesn't buff tru-stone.

So I started over with the MM and this time used PlastX and stopped there. Will add Novus2 in there before the PlastX next time. :wink:
 
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