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    Sierra Vista in Stainless Steel braid.



    A good friend from Aussieland cast this blank for me on a Sierra Vista tube. Ernie @ Beartoothwoods supplied the kit. All that was left for me to do was turn and finish.

    I'm not certain of the casting material, but it turns like butter, and finishes superbly.

    This one was turned with a Woodchuck, then sanded lengthwise with 4oo grit AO paper. Then onto 0000 steel wool, both with the lathe running and lengthwise with the lathe stopped. The final buffing was done with Autosol paste, NuFinish Scratch Doctor and Turtle Wax "ICE".

    I particularly like the monochromatic look of the pen! Feel free to critique if you dare.
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    Really like these blanks. Nice job.

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    must have been a specail on them mac, les elm posted one this week as well.. and yours looks just as purty as his did
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    must have been a specail on them mac, les elm posted one this week as well.. and yours looks just as purty as his did
    Yeah, Les is usually 10 steps ahead of me!
    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
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    I didn't commet earlier because I heavily favor wood and generally eschew novelty blanks.
    Dunno how I feel about this pen.
    Your work, as always, is outstanding and makes the pen special.
    The white on white is also a matter of taste, not sure how I feel about it. Wouldn't be my choice.
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    [QUOTE=Frank Fusco;215740]
    I didn't commet earlier because I heavily favor wood and generally eschew novelty blanks.
    Hi Frank again; I'm puzzled by your statement.Who ever thought of making a pen from a bullet!Just because there is a little wood on it!

    The white on white is also a matter of taste, not sure how I feel about it. Wouldn't be my choice.
    I guess our tastes are all subjective. That's why we are all different, but yet we are all the same!
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