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    A Few Pens

    I was putting together some pics to send to a friend, and figured I'd show some of them here, too. Here are a some recent pens I've done (and one or two non-recent ones that I don't think I've shown here). I don't consider myself much of a pen turner compared to some of the guys we have here, but these came out OK...

    This is desert ironwood in a chrome Streamline kit...

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    Zebra acrylic in a black titanium Comfort kit (minus the rubber grip)...

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    Purple swirl acrylic in a rhodium Comfort kit...

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    Blue acrylic in a rhodium Comfort kit...

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    And a different blue acrylic in a black titanium Comfort kit...

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    Malachite Tru-Stone in a chrome Perfect Fit kit...

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    Curly maple in a black titanium Sedona kit...

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    And turquoise Tru-Stone in a platinum Baron kit...

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    They all look good to me!

    The Zebra one "bent" neat optical illusion

    They all appear to have a bit of a matte finish on them, is the just the pics, or were you trying for that?

    Cheers!
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    All a great but I really like the ironwood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    All a great but I really like the ironwood.
    2nd that!!! Nice work Vaughn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    ...They all appear to have a bit of a matte finish on them, is the just the pics, or were you trying for that?

    Cheers!
    It's just the pics. They're all buffed to a high gloss (love them acrylics), but I'm doing something wrong with the lighting or something, so the camera focus is going soft.
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    Very very nice group of pens. Using up some of the cores you hollowed out of that there set of bowls you been turning???
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    Better than "OK".
    Synthetics are not to my taste. But, that is my taste.
    Suggest a plain background for your next round of pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    All a great but I really like the ironwood.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    2nd that!!! Nice work Vaughn
    I'll 3rd that! Very Nice.
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    Nice work as usual Vaughn. I am with Frank. I not too taken by the Acrylic types of pens. Look too much like a manufactured item as opposed to a material like wood which we all know to be natural. But hey thats just little ole me. I didnt do the psychedelic art era well either must be the cowboy in me.
    cheers

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    nice pens, but where are the viking pens?

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