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    Longwood Twist

    Jr. Gents' Ballpoint dressed up in a piece of Curly Bubinga.
    Glued in Cap tube and turned between centers.
    Machined off the Threaded Coupler and put together the Nib Assembly.
    Twisting the nib clock-wise retracts the refill tip.
    Unscrew the nib counter clock-wise to access the refill.
    Sanded barrel to 400x, buffed with Super Fine Steel Wool and applied 6 coats of MINWAX Clear Gloss Polyurethane.
    No polishing or buffing required using the MINWAX Poly.

    Les









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    That's beautiful, Les.
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    Nice...
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    You, sir are out of control! Beautiful stuff, I love it... carry on!

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    Beautiful Les, those one piece pens are calling to me to try. I really, really like the way they showcase the grain in an uninterupted way.

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    Very nice Les
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    Really a nice one Les.
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    Stunning and ingenious.
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    Les that is a super pen. Your WOP finishes amaze me. I've tried it several times and didn't even come close to that fine of finish. Does it last as well as the CA finish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Douglass View Post
    Les that is a super pen. Your WOP finishes amaze me. I've tried it several times and didn't even come close to that fine of finish. Does it last as well as the CA finish?
    Thanks Paul,

    The MINWAX Poly was original developed for finishing hardwood floors and is a very hard and durable finish once fully cured.
    At this point in time I don't know if would last as long as the CA finish.

    Les
    Innovation is the process that renews something that already exists and not, as is commonly assumed, the introduction of something new.

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