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Thread: 3 pens from a Manitoba Maple Burl slab

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    3 pens from a Manitoba Maple Burl slab


    In Canuckland it's called a Flat Top American.

    A Baron Rollerball. (pay particular attention to the matching finial!)

    It's mate, a Sedona Rollerball.

    Each pen was finished with 6 coats of Med. CA (spritzed btwn coats with CA accelerator) with the lathe running. Each pen was then gently sanded with 600 grit with the grain of the wood. Another 6 coats of Med. CA was applied (same spritzing with CA accelerator).

    Then wet mm'd (dish detergent added to the water) from 1500 grit to 4000 grit. All pens were then buffed with Formax Buffing Compound (.6 micron) and a layer of Carnuba Wax.
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    As always Mack, fine job.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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    The stock plug just knocks out of the baron cap, right? That's a great touch Mack and as always, beautiful job!
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    [QUOTE=Jim Burr;274671]
    The stock plug just knocks out of the baron cap, right?
    You got it, Jim! Check out the first page of this tut and you'll see how easy it is!
    http://content.penturners.org/articl...tom_finial.pdf

    Nice to be home, eh Jim! Take care of yourself. I need more comments like yours!
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    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
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    Very nice as usual Mack
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    Beautiful work and wood. Thanks for the link to the tuit....

    GArry

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    Great tutorial Mack...I've lost a few due to failure and noticed they popped right back in. And yes sir it is wonderful and a little humbling to be cancer free and home!!
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    Very very nice Mack. That extra little touch.
    cheers

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    Beautiful pens as usual Mack. Really well done.
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    Excellent pens Mack!!
    (I read the other day this year's MPG has been cancelled. )
    Did you harvest this burl? Either way, do you find yourself stabilizing during turning with thin CA glue to insure success??
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