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    Spalted Maple Pen and Pencil

    Finally got a chance to try turning the spalted maple. Any advice or pointers are welcome.
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    Looks real nice from here.
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    The pens look great for choice of wood, color and workmanship.

    However, I am torn. I like the "hour-glass" shape pen for comfort in writing. However #2, I do not like the "hour-glass" shape for looks.

    As my wife's brother would say, "That's one darn fool's opinion."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    I like the "hour-glass" shape pen for comfort in writing. However #2, I do not like the "hour-glass" shape for looks.
    I can understand that. I like a beefier pen, but all the kits i have seem to be the slim/trim type. I guess the hourglass shape does limit the interest in a particular pen. Thanks for the feedback!

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    Luvs me some spalted maple, nicely done, I like the different shapes for identification reasons
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    Lookin' good so far Ray! Like the other JB mentioned...the fat lady pen is not much fun. But Slims are the easiest pen in the world to modify!! You can make them fatter by making your own center band...really easy! What kind of finish did you use?
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    Thanks for the feedback, all!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Lookin' good so far Ray! Like the other JB mentioned...the fat lady pen is not much fun. But Slims are the easiest pen in the world to modify!! You can make them fatter by making your own center band...really easy! What kind of finish did you use?
    I did a CA finish. When making your own center band, do you just cut a tube down to the right thickness, and turn to the desired size?

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    Looks great Ray.
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    That is a beauty Ray.
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    Great looking piece of Spalted Maple.
    Don't care for the "Wasp" effect.

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