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    Tracked Down a Mule Buck

    Decal is applied by melting it into the MINWAX Poly finish on a turned and finished piece of birds-eye maple and then cast in Polyester Resin the was sanded to 400x, buffed with super fine steel wool and polished with huts ultra gloss.
    The kit is a Black Titanium/Platinum Elegant Beauty.

    Les




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    That's an awesome pen, Les.
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    Les, you are really turning out some amazing pieces!
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    Les, that's fantastic
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    Les, I always look forward to your posts. You've taken a simple pen to an entirely new level!

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    Just beautiful Les.
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    Les,
    Looks beautiful. I'm confused on something (not unusual) you turned it to final dimension then cast it? The thickness has to be a few thousandth thick?

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    A tutorial on this process is in order Les!!! Very nice pen indeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Beland View Post
    Les,
    Looks beautiful. I'm confused on something (not unusual) you turned it to final dimension then cast it? The thickness has to be a few thousandth thick?
    Chuck,

    I over turned the wood blank 0.015" and then turned the casting to match the fittings.

    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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    I realy like the look of your pens. You never disapoint.
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