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    Have a Cigar...........

    ........pen.........

    I made these two up the other night, the wood is some of my "Shrinewood" Keyaki.........

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    The Lee Valley "Upgrade Gold Cigar (fat) Pen Kit".

    Not bad, I guess.....
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Stuart, not bad you guess, I can tell you they are gorgeous
    I guess that I have to give that a try, at least when I can find the time

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    Stu, those are great and that wood is simply gorgeous! Great finish, too.
    Cody


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    Nice looking pens Stu. BTY I'll be heading to the shrine tomorrow but not for wood. I'll be going for the 7, 5, 3. festival.

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    Thanks guys.

    The Keyaki is SO hard you have to be very careful turning it, a skew is a must, as I have shattered a few of them

    Thing is, off the skew it needs VERY little sanding to get to the #400, when I apply the sanding sealer, then sand to #600 and apply the CA glue, couple of thin coats, sand again at #600, lengthwise only, no turning, then, if it is smooth, no low spots (they remain shinny, and would need another thin coat of CA) then I sand to #1500. Next will be the brown/white/wax buffing, and I'm done.

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Stu those are beautiful. Very nice and well done.
    Bernie W.

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    Beautiful work Stu! The wood has an almost stone-like quality to it - extremely pretty!
    Steve

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    Stu,

    I really like that wood! Excellent job all around.

    Oh btw...... did I tell you that I really like that wood?
    Cheers,
    Bob

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    I agree with the others...that's some pretty wood. Well done.
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    Those are gorgeous, Stu! Like the others, I love that wood.

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