I have not had much turning time. Work has been pretty busy the last couple of weeks and have wanted to try my first hollow form. Well I decided since I had a little bit of time and wanted to learn some new techniques and get some instant gratification I would do some pens. I have turned a couple of slim lines at my local Woodcraft but never anything for myself. I have wanted to try the BLO/CA finish because I think it is probably one of the more durable pen finishes. Here is what I finished with. The one on the left is an acrylic that I did for my wife. It is just a pomegranate silver metallic swirl blank. The middle one is camphor burl that I did for myself and the one on the right is a piece of gaboon ebony I plan on giving that pen as a gift to my mother-n-law. The wood pens are finished with the BLO/CA sanded to 2000 and then polished with Novus plastic polish. The acrylic is just wet sanded to 2000 and the polished again with the Novus.
I like this kit. It is of good quality and make a very elegant comfortable writing pen. I like all the pens but the ebony to me is so simple, and the ebony is so black is looks like it is a piece of acrylic. Very understated but elegant.
Sorry again for the poor photo my wife has the good camera with her on vacation.
Let me know what you think