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    Pen from The recent Blank Swap

    Well today I finished a pen from the recent Swap. It was some of Paul's Walnut. I have always loved walnut. The grain wasn't fantastic but the color is wonderful. It is the 6 th pen I have turned since I started this a few weeks ago, I tried to burn some bands and messed up the first one but got the second band a lot better. A am starting to get the size pretty close to the pen hardware.
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    I also had turned number 4 and 5 earlier..

    Number 4 was from some laminated dyed blanks I had bought from PSI many years ago. I had a terrible time getting any kind of finish on this one.

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    Number 5 Was another piece of BOW however this was a new pen kit from Arizona Silhouette.
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    And then the three of them together....
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    Great looking trio of Slimline Writing Instruments Garry!
    Well done.

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    Really nice looking slim lines. Well done.
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    Looking good Garry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Elm View Post
    Great looking trio of Slimline Writing Instruments Garry!
    Well done.

    Les
    Ditto this.
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    Very good.
    BTW, burning bands onto a pen can be problematice since you can burn through very quickly.
    I bought a mini beader from someone on one of the pen forums. It is real handy.
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    nice clean lines, look like they are made for a salesmans shirt pocket.. much better than the plastic versions out there..
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    Thank you gentlemen. I gave all three away this morning and they seemed well received. You can usually tell by the look in the eyes...if they actually like the gift...They were made to say thanks to some who have given of their time most graciously.

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