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Garfield01/10/2010 17:31:50
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I'm starting to get into this pen turning lark.  From left to right at the back:
 
1. Baron fountain pen in wenge
2. Baron fountain pen in American black walnut
3. Baron fountain pen in kingwood
4. Propelling pencil in beech
5. Slimline pen in tatajuba
6. Slimline pen in zebrano
7. Rollerball in purpleheart
8. Rollerball in wenge
 
at the front
9. European pen in cafe society acrylic
 
Pens 1 to 8 have been finished with U Beaut friction polish and a burnishing cream, pen 9 was just burnished to a high shine.  I have made several others as well that i could not get in the picture.

Edited By Garfield on 01/10/2010 17:32:33

Edited By Garfield on 01/10/2010 17:33:05

dennis wake01/10/2010 18:18:18
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hi Garfield
     well done you are doing a realy good job there and just in time for santa. i know what your family are geting this year. they are realy good . you will not throw any wood a way now in fear of it being able to be made in to a pen.
  dennis
Doug01/10/2010 18:28:30
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They all look very nice.
 
well turned.
 
 
Baz  
Oddjob01/10/2010 18:56:15
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Excelent stuff Garfield.  You really are keen aren't you?  Even got the display stand I see.
 
Richard
Derek Lane01/10/2010 21:44:09
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Garfield this pen turning can get very addictive. Some lovely turned pens.
 
 The only one I am not keen on is the slimline in zebrano It's the shape(but thats just me)
 
 I think it would have looked better with a thicker centre band which I can't remember where you get it from. I am sure someone will remind me

Edited By Derek Lane on 01/10/2010 21:46:45

Ralph Harvey01/10/2010 22:21:25
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Very nice indeed
 
There are so many different types now, i remember when we only had 2 or 3 options pen pencil fountain pen ? well done.
 
Ralph
Garfield02/10/2010 14:29:22
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Hi Derek,
 
Thanks for your comments, not every body will like everything everyone does on this site.  The good thing is that the comments are constructive and that's how we improve.  The zebrano pen seems to appear narrower in the picture but then it is at a slight angle, but it does feel nice to hold.  I love the grain pattern on it, and it has a lovely shine to the wood as well.  I've got a craft fair on next week hopefully some one will like it.
 
kind regards
Garfield
Garfield02/10/2010 14:32:53
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Ralph,
 
I know it's amazing the array of pen kits on the market.  At the moment i am really enjoying doing the baron pen kits as they look brilliant but i do want to try others though, as time and finances allow.
 
Garfield

Edited By Garfield on 02/10/2010 14:33:33

Derek Lane02/10/2010 16:32:09
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Hi Garfield i quite agree if we all liked the same things life would be boring. Mind you it would make life easier for the likes of you and me who sell pens.
I also enjoy the Baron pens they seem to sit nice in the hand
dennis wake02/10/2010 17:57:00
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hi Garfield
  hope the craft fair goes well. i enjoy doing them are you demonstrating as well as selling . it is good to have poeple waching you and asking what you are making . it also makes the day when you also sell your goods. let us know how you do.
  dennis
Garfield03/10/2010 08:43:08
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Denis,
 
I'm not demonstarting, don't have a small lathe yet or the required safety screen etc.  I usually get a lot of people asking questions as i have a couple of nice pieces on rotating stands to attract attention.
 
Hopefully i'll do alright, but  i have several craft fairs over the build up to Christmas next weekend is just the first.
 
Garfield
Alan T.03/10/2010 12:45:14
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Hello Garfield,  Like your pens a lot . Hope you are able to sell then at the craft fair. At the ones I have tried ,most people are not willing to pay what they are worth. Best of luck. Alan T

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