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    Pen of the Week - 8th January 2018

    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"



    Here's the link to Karl's original post. First pen of 2018. PSI Tudor Twist Pen.

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    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.

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    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
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    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

     
     
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    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!

     
     
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    Not my favourite kit but you’ve lifted it up a notch Karl, nice turning.
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    I agree with the earlier sentiments. Very nicely done and a great finish. It really begs to be picked up.

     
     
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    Thanks very much, very kind.

    It really is a filthy ugly kit :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skin-Job View Post
    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.
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    Thank you very much.

    I really appreciate that.

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

    :)

    Karl

     
     

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