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    Cocobolo

    This is a Jr. Retro pen using wood from the trade box that was/is going around.

    Do not know who put in the Cocobolo wood blank but I want to thank them..

    The photo is somewhat out of focus - no need to critique the photo.

    But critiquing the pen is open.


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    No critique of the photo or pen, just NICE love the grain of the Cocobolo

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    Thanks Tom -- I was not trying to be a smart aaaaa - In my own way saying -I know what was/is wrong with the photo -- too lazy to do it the wright way.

    paul
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    Wow. Spectacular.
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    Beautiful pen, Paul. I'm personally not real fond of fat pens, but many others are, and you did a great job on this one. And the photo isn't bad at all, either.
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    Really nice pen and wood looks great. I am not a real fan either of fat pens either but that is just me.
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    The pen is beautiful. Nice work Paul.
    Looks like it would be difficult to hold though.
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    Paul, I keep coming back to look at this one. I really like the wood and the finish you got on it. What finish did you use, or is the cocobolo just polished? Whatever you did, it looks great.
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    Sanded 220-micro mesh, mylands sanding sealer, mylands friction polish (wax) burnished with brown grocery bag, topped off with Microcrystalline wax.

    I agree the pen is too fat but it is not as fat as the photo makes it look.


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    Can't go wrong with Coco. I have the box now and there is one piece of Coco in it I'll be keeping.
    Pen looks fine except I am not a fan of fatties either.
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