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Thread: First attempt at ...............

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

    First attempt at ...............

    An Afghan Pine Cone with a Black Titanium/Titanium Gold Sierra.
    Drilled Sierra tube hole, stabilized for 24 hours with MINWAX Wood Hardener, cut to blank size, soaked with Thin CA, knocked off the corners, turned and filled voids with Med CA, applied 6 coats of Med CA, sanded to 400 grit, buffed with fine steel wool and polished with Huts Ultra Gloss.
    These Afghan Pine Cones are just barely long enough for a Sierra tube.
    Hopefully the next ones will turn out a bit better.

    As always comments and or suggestions appreciated.
    Thanks for looking.


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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Les, you are an artist!

    Finally, a product I have growing on my property I can try!
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Les, you are an artist!

    Finally, a product I have growing on my property I can try!

    You live in afghanistan ?????

    Hey Bret , my son is headed for afghanistan can he come by and visit..

    Last edited by Don Baer; 05-09-2010 at 05:29 AM.
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  4. #4
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    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    That is really cool Les and makes a beautiful pen.
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  5. #5
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    That is flat-out awesome, Les. I'll bet very few people will be able to tell what the material is.
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  6. #6
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That is flat-out awesome, Les. I'll bet very few people will be able to tell what the material is.

    Ya, what he said !!!!!
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    another great one, Les
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  8. #8
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    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    You may have outdone yourself on that one...
    Tellico Plains, TN
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  9. #9
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    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    A pen from a pine cone who would have thought one could do that..............I guess Les That is AWESOME

  10. #10
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    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    The description of what you did sounded like gross overkill to me.
    But, seeing the results quieted that notion.
    What you ended up with is unarguably top drawer.
    Beautiful and unique. Love it.
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