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    Perfect Fit

    Half Twist Titanium Gold Ballpoint / Triangle Design Center Band and Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii ).
    Finished with 6 coats of Minwax Clear Satin Polyurethane.
    As always comments and or suggestions appreciated.
    Thanks for looking.

    Les





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    Les beautiful pen as we have come to expect. Really like the wood.
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    Very nice. The Perfect Fit is my favorite twist pen kit. Pretty easy to make, and you end up with a nice, substantial pen.
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    I'm thinking the pen kit companies should hire you to do the sample pens for their catalogs. Your pens, choice of kit, finish, blank, and the quality of the photos are much better than most of the catalogs...

    I've never really looked at that kit before, but it really looks like a nice compromise between the european and the cigar. Smaller than a cigar, but a nicer fit and finish than the typical euro...

    And of course, very nicely executed...
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    I've never noticed that pen kit, probably thought it was a version or another company's Euro knockoff. What actually is the difference between them?
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    Les, your pens are always so enjoyable to looks at!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    I've never noticed that pen kit, probably thought it was a version or another company's Euro knockoff. What actually is the difference between them?
    Jonathan,

    If you compare the two photos there is quite a difference in style between the Perfect Fit and The Round Top 7mm European.

    The first photo is a RT 7mm European with Claro Walnut while the second photo is a Perfect Fit with Maple Burl.

    Les



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    Not only do you turn about the best pens I have ever seen, but you sure have that photography thing down pat. If you are ever in the mood, I sure would like to hear how you do the photography. I think I am qualified for membership in the worlds worst photographer club.

    Beautiful work, on the lathe and behind the camera. I really appreciate you showing us these pens. You are an inspiration.

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Tate View Post
    Not only do you turn about the best pens I have ever seen, but you sure have that photography thing down pat. If you are ever in the mood, I sure would like to hear how you do the photography. I think I am qualified for membership in the worlds worst photographer club.

    Beautiful work, on the lathe and behind the camera. I really appreciate you showing us these pens. You are an inspiration.

    Bob
    Thanks Bob,

    I have attached a PDF on how I take my photos.

    Les
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    Innovation is the process that renews something that already exists and not, as is commonly assumed, the introduction of something new.

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    Thanks for the instruction Les. I will give it a try soon.
    Bob

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