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    2nd euro

    I was planning on getting a couple done today, but LOML had other ideas and I ended up doing some yard work Oh well, at least I had a chance to get one done! This is some more of the ambrosia maple, but I found a spot with some interesting grain. I put a little med brown dye on it to see what would happen. The color came out nice, but I'm not thrilled with the finish. I need to try using lacquer!
    At least I got the band on the right way this time!

    Happy 4th all!!!


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    Pretty little Euro Ed! I'm waiting for some stuff to be delivered tomorrow from CSUSA...included are 5 jumbo stabilized blanks so I can try my first Euros.

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    Great looking Euro Ed. Mighty fine looking wood. Nice job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    Pretty little Euro Ed! I'm waiting for some stuff to be delivered tomorrow from CSUSA...included are 5 jumbo stabilized blanks so I can try my first Euros.
    Ken, I don't wish to put CS out of business, but you can do much better on selection and prices of blanks by buying from other penturners. A visit to one of the forums, e.g. : http://www.thepenshop.net/ will get you in contact with guys who like to sell blanks, often superior quality at very reasonable prices. Also, you do not need jumbo blanks for the Euro. Standard 3/4"X3/4" are just fine and cheaper than jumbos. I hear tell there are even a few penturners here that might be willing to do some blank trading.

    Edit: BTW, forgot to comment on the pen. Lookin' good from here. Nothing wrong with the finish I can see. Some like much shiner, some like without a sheen. Depends on what the maker wants and the market demands.
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    Thanks for the comments guys, There are some rough spots on the pen, but I like it and plan on keeping this one! So far all of my blanks are from scraps I already have, but thanks for the tips on potential sources!

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    Nice pen Ed. I agree with what Frank said about CSUSA. They are great for pen kits and tools but I don't buy blanks from them. For the best finish possible on a pen check out this thread http://www.thepenshop.net/forum/foru...p?TID=596&PN=1

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