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    Brazilian Imbuia

    Wrapped around a Black Titanium Double Twist Cigar.
    Finished with 6 coats of Minwax Clear Gloss Polyurethane.
    As always comments and or suggestions appreciated.
    Thanks for looking.

    Les





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    Les you sure do some nice work. If i could do half as good maybe i'd rethink the way i feel about making them.
    Steve

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    Another beauty, Les.

    I used imbuia in a lap slide guitar I made years ago. I loved the way it smelled when being cut. Sort of a spicy, clove/cinnamon aroma.
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    Nice looking pen Les!
    I have a question about your use of Minwax polyurethane.
    I'm assuming that you are applying this with a rag while still on the lathe?
    How long does each coat take to dry? Do you sand between coats?
    Do you feel that this gives as tough of coating as a CA finish?
    I've never done the CA finish myself. I've always used "Shellawax" friction polish but am not real happy with it, but since I paid about $30.00 for a jar of it I felt I needed to use it up. I have always liked the finish on your pens and am ready to try something new.

    Thanks,
    Tom

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    another one you knocked out of the park my friend.

    thats some great picture taking also.

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    Tom, this tutorial Les wrote up on how he finishes pens will probably answer some of your questions:

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=14111

    I'll let Les chime in on the other questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Tom, this tutorial Les wrote up on how he finishes pens will probably answer some of your questions:

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=14111

    Thanks for the link Vaughn. I apparently wasn't the only one interested in his method.

    Les....that is a great tutorial. Thank you for putting that together. It does require patience but the results are worth the wait.

    Tom

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    Beautiful Les. I really like that wood/pen combo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Les you sure do some nice work. If i could do half as good maybe i'd rethink the way i feel about making them.
    Steve
    You can do it. Getting a finish like he has is the biggest challenge.
    But, you do need to start out with, at least, a 2 hp lathe with a 42" to 47" bed.
    Seriously, give it a shot. Pens are fun.
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    Pens looking fine. Finish is great.
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