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    My first pens

    My first pens, having been woodturning for a while. I made them both out of elm burr. The blue one is a ProKraft Byron and the other is a Beaufort Ink mistral.

    Iíve applied a CA finish and I need to improve my technique, but I think that will come with practice.

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    Excellent results for a first pen(s).
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    very very nice! so much better than my first attempt! The CA finish is something that you can practise. I got myself a cheap slimline and put cheap wood on the tube to practise on. When I had finished I simply broke it off and did it again.

     
     
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    Beaut first ,second etc now comes focus,cropping etc,liking your approach to making and taking.

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    Excellent first pen!! Nicely Done!!
    Finish looks pretty good from here!
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    Nicely done for your first go at it.
    Well done.

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    Agreed. I’ve actually been practicing by turning down a spare piece of wood, finishing with ca then turning it down and doing it again etc.

    What I have learnt is that it (I) was less effective on the stained wood compared to the natural piece, and it was due to my impatience of not letting it cure completely (I apply danish oil on the stained bit to give it more depth). The one I use says 20 mins drying but in fact I t takes a good 24 hours to cure fully before applying sanding sealer and then the ca finish. I’ve already noticed that it makes a massive difference.

     
     
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    Talk about making an entrance! As far as your photos show, they look extremely professional. Way better than my first pens, that's for sure!
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    Well Ash, those are extremely good for your first turnings. The photographs are top notch too. Very well done.
    Kind regards John.

     
     
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    And that's an entrance
    Well done

     
     

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