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    First non-beech pen

    This is a my first go at a non-beech pen. I actually purchased a walnut blank.
    Also my first pen that I am giving as a “proper” gift. My mother-in-laws birthday gift.
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    Hi Ewan its a nice pen for a first pen and from what I can see it has a very good finish because I can see the light reflection.

    I would like to make a suggestion for the next pen, you will see that yours has a deep waist, this generally comes about as a result of not wanting to turn too close to the tube. In fact you actually have a lot more material you can play with, so if you are happy with the amount of wood that you have left then you can add ornamentation such as beads and coves in top and bottom section, or you could also turn the pen down to parallel with the Bushing dimensions and make a really slimline pen, which if you use a well figured wood would show off the grain beautifully. I dont think you need to worry about your pen making skills..... its now about adding the extra dimensions.

    Nice job well done.
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    Nice pen Ewan!!
    I'm sure your MIL will love it!
    +1 what Pierre said
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    My acrylics wouldn’t post so trying them here
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    Very nice pens Ewan, your on your way.
    Kind regards John.

     
     
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    Nice pens Ewan.
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    Good looking pair Ewan!!
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    Overall the pens are as good as anyone on the site in this stage of your development,presents such as these typify why we started and the warmth of approval from the receivers,Continue the enjoyment Ewan after forty odd yrs I still feel the thrill.You could be known as the Duke of Kent.

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    Great looking set of pens Ewan.

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    Progress. Excellent achievement. looking good and see you are trying different materials.

    I'm sure that will butter up the MIL and give you some extra good boy tokens to do even more pen turning. so it's a win win..
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