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    Re-Engineered Pen Blanks

    In Christmas colors using saved wood shavings from turning pen blanks.
    Kits are Sierra Gold and Black kits.
    Blanks are sanded to 400x, buffed with Super Fine Steel Wool and polished with Hut Ultra Gloss.

    The first one used Dyed Green Maple wood shavings.
    The second one used Bloodwood shavings.
    The third is a mixture of the green Dyed Maple and the Bloodwood.

    Hopefully these will sell at the up coming Christmas Craft sales?????

    Les











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    I love that green one!!!!
    I really like that red one!!!!
    The combo, should be an instant hit at Christmas time! That is the kind of pen I need to have in my Santa suit pocket!
    Jon

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    Those look like quick sellers Les
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    I like all three, Merry Christmas!
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    Those look great, Les.... I've never tried the Sierra, guess I need to try a couple and see if I can come anywhere near close to yours....
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    Les, all I want to know is how you take such wonderful pictures of your work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Croy View Post
    Les, all I want to know is how you take such wonderful pictures of your work?
    Drew,

    That's one of the advantages of digital photography.
    You can take photos with different settings until you get one you like.
    I don't use any photo editing software, photo tents, any fancy lighting or gizmo's, just lots of practice and patience.

    I tried to attach a tutorial on my photo set up, but this site dose not allow PDF downloads throught Manage Attachments.

    Les
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