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    Turned my first...

    Euro pen. I decided to take some time tonight for some personal satisfaction. This is my first step away from the slimline style. The wood is ambrosia maple. What do you think?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Nelson View Post
    What do you think?...
    I think it's beautiful. Great wood, fit and finish look nice, and the photo really shows off the pen well.
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    I think it looks great, I like those style of pens very much, you did a great job for sure
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    Very nice pen Ed! I need to take that step too!

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    Thanks guys, it was a lot of fun! It has been pointed out on another forum that I did make a mistake on this pen. Can you guys see what it is?

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    Ed,

    I'm not a pen turner, but is the ferule (? I think that is what it is called) on the cap on backwards?

    It looks great in any event, those guys on the other forum are picky!

    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Nelson View Post
    Thanks guys, it was a lot of fun! It has been pointed out on another forum that I did make a mistake on this pen. Can you guys see what it is?
    You really want it pointed out? The centerband is on backwards. The worst part is you are the first person in history to do this.
    Unless you glued it on really securly, this might be correctable.
    Other than that, nice job. You will enjoy the Euro, it is a consistent good seller.
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    You got it. I was wondering why there was a chamfer between the CB and upper part of the pen Oh well! It is for ME to use and I can live with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    ...The centerband is on backwards. The worst part is you are the first person in history to do this. ...
    Yeah, I'd never make a mistake like that.

    At least your cap is turned to the right diameter. I've done them with the ring backwards and the cap turned to the wrong diameter because I used the wrong bushing.

    A few months ago, I wanted to give the mailroom guy at work a pen, as a thank you for all the boxes of turning wood he's schlepped to my office. So I brought in my pen box with a dozen or so pens in it, and told him to take his pick...anything in the box was on the house. Of course he picks up one of the backwards and too-small models (acrylic, no less) and says that's the one he wanted. Even after I pointed out that it was wrong in more ways than one, that was the one he wanted.
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    Ed that is a beautiful pen and wood. I really like it.
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