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    To hot to turn, but...

    Despite the 98 in the shop by noon (window a/c goes in tomorrow) I really wanted to knock something out. Based on what many of you eluded to, I picked up some Cigar kits from Woodturninz. Great folks to associate with!
    I had a piece of Tamarind from somewhere and made it my first Cigar. Hard as a rock and lots of cool worm holes! Next there sat a portion of scrap buckeye burl destined for the burn bin. After seeing what Chas does with scrap, it got a second look. Inlay was some malachite from CS that cut to an entirely different color than it laid in as.

    Any suggestions or comments are used and accepted..Cheers!!
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    Hot, you call that hot. We hit 100 degrees today and I managed to turn some stuff.... your a wuzz.

    Nice looking pen
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    They both look good, Jim. I really like the tamarind. What finish did you use on it?
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    Great looking Cigar Jim!
    Fit and finish look excellent.
    Nice choice of plating to complement the timber.
    Well done.

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    Thanks guys...and yes Don, I wimped a bit . Finish on the pen is 4 coats of CA that I left a little shiny, dunno why, and rattle can lacquer on the stopper
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