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    WS II between centers...

    A friend from another forum was kind enough to send me some historic oak from Ft. Sill Okla, where my father has been buried for some time. I made myself a WS II Black Ti / Platinum, and put an antique oil finish on top of shellec. I spent all weekend visiting in my heart as I worked on other stuff, occasionally rubbing out the oil and waiting for it to dry enough to assemble.

    I got some steel bushings, and delrin from Johnny CNC, and I'm NEVER going back to a madrel. Zero time trying to correct out of roundness - and yes, I've tried every suggestion I've seen to make a mandrel run true. Great service and a nice guy too! No endorsement, just a happy customer.

    Thanks to all my friends and relatives who serve, and yours too!
    mj
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    Very nice, something you'll cherish for ever I'm sure
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    Michael I bet this one stays in your pocket.

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    The thoughts that can go through your head when turning a piece of wood with a story or history is amazing. You did this one proud.
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    Saaweeeet job bud! BTC makes all the difference IMHO, if I can find it, I'll send you a cool trick with those that will amaze you! Hope you keep that one close to your heart!
    Last edited by Jim Burr; 05-31-2011 at 03:49 PM.
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    Fine pen and great story.
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    Great looking pen and story.
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    Nice pen and such a beautiful story.
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    Very nice work.
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