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Phil Dart
08-01-18, 08:05
This week's Pen of the Week was chosen by Penpal and goes to the "PSI Tudor Twist Pen" by Skin-Job

Peter said "My selection(torn between a few rippers) was First Pen of 2018 PSI Tudor Twist pen by Skin Job. With no bias on my part he took an iffy Pen Kit and transformed it with various techniques in design and skill into a striking pen"

http://www.penturners.co.uk/attachments/wood-turned-items/34277d1514815759-first-pen-2018-psi-tudor-twist-pen-tudor-small-jpg

Here's the link to Karl's original post. http://www.penturners.co.uk/wood-turned-items/21036-first-pen-2018-psi-tudor-twist-pen.html

Cumbrian Craig
08-01-18, 08:30
A very worthy winner. I really like the look of this pen and it has been turned to make the very best of the kit. Well done.

Regards

Craig

Ray7756
08-01-18, 08:45
Would not be my choice of pen kit but he has turned a lovely piece of wood with skill to make it a worthy winner, and the finish is superb
Cheers
Ray

Skin-Job
08-01-18, 09:13
Thank you so much Peter.
I'm genuinely touched and really very surprised.

I'm a relative newcomer after all.

This means a great deal, coming from turners with so much experience and skill.

Thank you.

Karl

Gregory Hardy
08-01-18, 10:30
Really very handsome, Karl. I've looked at that kit on a number of occasions and thought, "What, on earth, do you do with that one?" You showed us. Congratulations!

Bill Mooney
08-01-18, 15:17
Not my favourite kit but you’ve lifted it up a notch Karl, nice turning.:thumbs:

21William
08-01-18, 15:33
I agree with the earlier sentiments. Very nicely done and a great finish. It really begs to be picked up.

Skin-Job
08-01-18, 15:48
Thanks very much, very kind.

It really is a filthy ugly kit :)

Karl

Phil Dart
08-01-18, 17:26
It really is a filthy ugly kit :)Karl

Hmmm. Normally I'd agree - and I tend to avoid ALL the themed and moulded kits that PSI put out, because I regard them as not much more than gimmicks. Having said that though, just occasionally, someone comes along who has the vision to apply just the right curves in just the right places, in order to not only showcase their own work, but the kit components too - and to my eye, that is exactly what you have done. All of a sudden it's a desirable pen, the components are in context, no longer just a gimmick, and if that kit were from my stable I'd be asking permission to use your photo on my website. Well done Karl - I think it's a lovely looking pen.

Skin-Job
08-01-18, 17:34
Thank you very much.

I really appreciate that.

Now, If I can just crack the Polaris.....

:)

Karl

silver
08-01-18, 18:02
Thank you so much Peter.
I'm genuinely touched and really very surprised.

I'm a relative newcomer after all.

This means a great deal, coming from turners with so much experience and skill.

Thank you.

Karl

Praise where is well and truly deserved Karl.

Well done., the kit doesn't need talking about in my opinion as its the work that has gone in to it to make it different and something special.

Well done.

Keep up the good work and hopeful this will inspire some of the other new members to start posting their pens.

Skin-Job
08-01-18, 18:05
Will do.
Thanks,

K

Phil Dart
08-01-18, 21:06
Now, If I can just crack the Polaris.....Karl
Are you saying you bought a Polaris? All that kudos you earned today and it just disappears in a puff of wind.:duh:

Skin-Job
08-01-18, 21:21
I did buy a Polaris.

But, I did this with it....

Gregory Hardy
08-01-18, 21:28
Thank you very much.

I really appreciate that.

Now, If I can just crack the Polaris.....

:)

Karl

Karl, buddy - PLEASE don't try! You've already ascended Everest and stuck your flag therein with this pen. (I really liked your last posted pen...maybe simpler is better!)

Phil Dart
08-01-18, 21:35
I did buy a Polaris.

But, I did this with it....

Nope. Fine turning it has to be said, but for me the Polaris is way beyond any form of redemption I'm afraid.

Skin-Job
08-01-18, 21:39
:funny:

K

Skin-Job
08-01-18, 21:40
Weirdly, this Polaris experiment was an effort to make the pen more ergonomic.
It actually worked.


K

Bucks
08-01-18, 21:53
Well done Karl, That’s a great looking pen :thumbs:

wm460
09-01-18, 13:33
Congrats and well done Karl.:thumbs::thumbs: