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    Pine Cone Pens

    Hi,
    Now Iíve figured out how to upload the pics I thought Iíd show you guys a few pine cone pens that Iíve made. I get my pine cones from an area near to my home called United Downs. It was the most heavily mined area in the world in the early 18th century and still bears the scars of the tin and copper mining. The only trees that thrive in the mine waste are pine so the cones have a significance to me. I cast my own blanks after drying out the cones and then turn up the pens which are all different. When I ask people what they think the pens are made from they generally have no idea. Hope you like them.
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    Wow Neil, awesome pens. Love the look of the pine cones.
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    That's some beautiful work there Neil!!
    *NICE*
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    Bright,beautiful and different ,great work Neil.

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    Good job, Neil

     
     
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    They look really good Neil, what resin do you use and what is the finish (if any)? Well done.
    Kind regards John.

     
     
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    They look great.
    Nicely done.

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    Hi John, Now you know what the resin used is but what you don't know is the final finish. Actually I finish the pen with 9 coats of CA, 3 x thin, 3x medium and 3x thick, them I carefully sand them back with ever finer grades of abrasive paper using water of course to keep things cool.

     
     
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    Great looking pen Neil.

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