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    I surprised myself

    with the way these turned out. I don't normally get the expensive pen blanks but I wanted to get something differant. You might say to upgrade my line of pens. Amboyna Burl and Thuya Burl. Sorry about the poor pictures.
    Dennis

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    Those look great, Dennis. I got hooked on turning fancy blanks a couple years ago. Seemed like they cost me about $5.00 extra per pen, but I could charge an extra $10 because they looked much better.
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    I was looking at those blanks at Woodcraft yesterday. Never made a pen before but I'm thinking about it.
    Nice looking !!
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    Isn't it amazing how you forget what it cost when it all comes together, works, and is just amazing!!!! But man the pain when one of those blow up on the lathe! That is a nice one!!!!
    Jon

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    Great looking pens out of some beautiful wood.
    Bernie W.

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    Those are lookin' fine.
    Ambonya burl is one of the prettiest woods there is. I can't make up my mind between it and Big Leaf Maple Burl.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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