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    Vertex

    Click Gun Metal dressed up in a piece of Black Palm.
    Sanded to 400x, buffed with extra fine steel wool, and applied 6 coats of Clear Gloss MINWAX OMWB Polyurethane.
    This click is one of the best click mechanisms I have run into so far, nice and solid.

    Les





    This is a piece off of the Black Palm that I used in the Vertex barrel.



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    Great looking pen ... And I haven't seen any of that wood before..
    Last edited by Garry Foster; 01-15-2013 at 05:01 AM. Reason: to put a t in that

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    I really like that kit, and you finished it out beautifully, as usual. I've turned a bit of black palm...can be made into some unique pieces.
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    Palm came out well Les! Never been a fan of Vertex but lot's are! I have two repeat clients that only want Vertex. We have a bunch of palms in the area that come down reqularly and I have a stabilizing tank......
    Last edited by Jim Burr; 01-16-2013 at 04:39 PM.
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    That is a beauty Les. Kinda on the fence with that kit. Sells well but I am not a fan. Black palm looks great.
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    Please excuse me for this dumb question but is "Black Palm" as in "Palm tree"????
    Really great looking pen Les. I like it very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Baugues View Post
    Please excuse me for this dumb question but is "Black Palm" as in "Palm tree"????
    Really great looking pen Les. I like it very much.
    Thanks Tom,
    The palm trees are found in Tropical Asia and Africa.

    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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