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Thread: The Color Purple

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

    The Color Purple

    Started out a brown color and took 3 days in the sunlight after turning to size to get the right color of purple.
    My lady customer said think Egg Plant for the color.
    The timber is a piece of Purple Heart.

    Sanded to 400, buffed with Super Fine Steel Wool and applied 6 coats of MINWAX polyurethane the bring out the depth of color and grain.

    The kit is a Titanium Gold Perfect Fit Floral design Half Twist.


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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    That is a beauty Les. Sunlight works wonders on purpleheart.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Great-looking pen, Les. Excellent work, as always. I must say, though, after seeing all the cast resin eye candy you've been posting lately, this one looks pretty plain. Still, your customer is getting a fine writing instrument for sure.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    well les i am from the same tribe that your latest castings are more broadway looking. than this one but i know this is made especially for someone the way they wanted it.. if i were to ever get into turning i would like to be shown how by you. in the pen casting part.. your pens are always outstanding..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv
    Darn it Les I had a chunk of Purple heart ready to go today...Can't match it go I'll join it. Job well done
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Beautiful Les....simply beautiful....very nice!

    It's not what you achieve in life...It's what you overcome!

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