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    Fifth pen, first one worth posting.

    I just started turning pens and turned three pens earlier this week that I was going to post, until I saw Les Elm’s Baron pen. His put mine to shame . I did turn one today that, although not the quality of Les’, it is my best yet.

    This is a Woodcraft Wall Street II, Standard Gold, turned from Quilted Maple. I sanded to 600, then wet sanded with BLO at 600. I then applied six coats of CA, sanded with Micro-Mesh to 12,000 then buffed with Carnauba wax.

    Critique and comments are welcomed.

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    Ah Chuck you must have sanded it to good cause it's invisible..
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    Hey Chuck is it a camouflage as it blend in so well ya cant even find it
    Nice job man
    Jay

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    OK, let's try this.

    Don and Jay, I am computerly challenged!
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    Very fine and only fifth one.
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    I couldn't have guessed that this was your fifth pen. Looks great.

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    Great looking Wallstreet. Well done.
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    Nicely done Wallstreet II Chuck.
    Excellent fit and finish with nice choice of kit and
    plating for the timber.

    Les
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    Looks super, Chuck. I wish my fifth pen looked that good.

    And don't be intimidated by Mack...he just gives us all a nice high goal to reach for.
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    Nice pen Chuck! I have a student working on his third pen but it is the same first set of barrels!! It happens, but when it happens in a good way, we appreciate them a little more!!
    Jon

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