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    Bowtie Longwood

    Double Twist in a Chrome plating dressed up in a piece of Walnut Burl.
    Sanded to 400x, buffed with Super Fine Steel Wool and applied 6 coats of MINWAX Clear Gloss Polyurethane with no buffing or polishing on the finish required.

    Twisting the nib either clock-wise or counter clock-wise extends or retracts the refill.
    Turning the nib fully counter clock-wise will unscrew the Twist Holder from the Twist Mechanism to assess the refill.

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    Last edited by Les Elm; 02-08-2011 at 04:26 PM.
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    That's a big ol' pen that really looks nice Les. Have you gotten any feedback on how folks like them? And...do you apply the poly, spinning or wipe it on static? I just picked some up based on your finishes and want to get it right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    That's a big ol' pen that really looks nice Les. Have you gotten any feedback on how folks like them? And...do you apply the poly, spinning or wipe it on static? I just picked some up based on your finishes and want to get it right!
    Thanks Jim,

    I have sold a few of them all ready. My customers like the Longwood effect that really shows off the wood and the grain pattern is not broken with a Center Band.

    Have a look at my Tutorial on finishing pen blanks with MINWAX, it should answer all your questions.

    Les
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    Another very beautiful pen, Les. I like these longwood ones.
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    Les that is another beauty. I am really starting to like those long wood pens.
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    I love the shape of it, great job as usual Les.
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    I have not done pens but love this style. Might have to try this, thanks.

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