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    Yes...it's thin enough!

    It's hard to tell by the photo, but the wall on this pen at the bushing end is 1/32" thick. For a metal sandwich and spalted wood...that wasn't the best idea I've ever had...but it held up! Gold and black Ti Elegant Beauty from Berea. Wood is spalted something with a copper inlay and 10 coats of thin CA and polished with Hutts. I really wanted a Jr Gent out of it, but after all was said and done...wasn't going to happen. Swap pen for an IAP event, hope they like it and thanks for looking!
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    Sweet! I really like the addition of the copper.
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    Nice. I also like the copper inlay.
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    The copper really pops. Nice job!
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    Thanks guys...I still like aluminium better, but I have a lot of copper. Copper only flys with goldish kits where aluminium goes with silver, platinium, black Ti, so on. I have an idea for another one that's never been done before so that'll start when a commission job is done.
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    That's one beautiful pen!

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    Beautiful and elegant pen. Love the copper.
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    great looking pen .. jim.. you should try some brass and a darker wood sometime.
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    Great pen!
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    Jim, your Form, Fit and Finish along with the well done inlay really shows off your great craftsmanship.
    Your API swap partner will be pleased.

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