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    Excellent first pen.....Phil has given really good advice, you will get a feeling for how close to the bushes you get and as to shape, I defo don't like a " fat girl with a tight belt"
    Strange as it seems we all start with a slimline pen( probably because their cheep) but it's actually the hardest pen to get right!!
    There's not a lot of meat left on a slimline tube, it's two pieces so grain orientation matters, as mentioned 'shape', They are also nearly the smallest/thinest pen to do.
    If you can do these well, then you can turn pretty much any pen kit.......great start.....welcome to the club..and yes do keep your first

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    Nice looking pen with a good grain.
    Don't be afraid of experimenting with shapes and sizes, some do look brilliant and others look totally daft.
    A persons style of writing, hand size, touch and a preference to a particular shape will dictate your turning of these pens.
    Again, well done on your second attempt, keep them coming!
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    Well done for jumping onto the fray - good looking pen. Phil's right on the money regarding shape - you gotta hold the pen to use it and I guess people like Parker have refined the best shape over many years of pen production. I'm not a fan of a pen with lumps and bumps.

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    A nice first pen Gavin.
    I place my thumb nail on the bush & push my nail against the end of the blank. If my nail sticks against the blank I turn it down a bit more. If my nail flicks onto the blank then Iím ready for sanding. I hope you can understand ok, it will make sense when you try it.
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    That is a great looking pen Gavin, well done.

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    Great work Gavin. Make sure you keep that one. Love showing people how to make their own pens. Always say to keep your first... unlike your ex's...

     
     
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    Very nice pen Gavin, keep up the good work
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    Not bad at all for a first effort. In fact it's very good indeed. Better than my first effort. Keep at it and the rewards will be great. It's a good feeling when you make and achieve something.

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