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A few new Pens from the shop

The first is a rollerball Majestic JR. It is adorned with a grey and white Italian resin blank. It was spun and mm and polished to a high shine.







The next is a Sierra vista kit with a gold mesh blank cast in clear resin and again spun and polished to a high shine.







Finally a segmented blank of curly maple and red and black veneer cut in a sequenchal scalloped segmenting. It is on a Sierra Vista kit. As always thanks for looking and comments and questions are always welcomed.









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Very nice looking pens, but that last one is absolutely sick!

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Beautiful work John! I've not started making pens yet (currently reading and 'tooling-up'), but fully intend to. I find your incredible work very inspirational.

Just bought a book by Barry Gross and hope that will help too.

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Excellent. Very impressive. Pen making is next on my list of new toys for the lathe. I'm just having too much fun right now with my new off center chuck.

Great work. where do you buy your kits?

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Beautiful! especially the last one! Did you make or buy the last blank?
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Geeesh ...i have alot more practicing to do...Very cool pens.
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What a feast for the eyes ... super work

When I saw your comment on the pool cue thread about it giving you an idea, I thought to myself "we're going to get something good" ... is that where you got the inspiration for the scalloped blank? It's stunning.

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Very nice looking pens, but that last one is absolutely sick!
Thank you very much. I can top that hopefully. Have other ideas in the works.

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Beautiful work John! I've not started making pens yet (currently reading and 'tooling-up'), but fully intend to. I find your incredible work very inspirational.

Just bought a book by Barry Gross and hope that will help too.

Best, Chrome
It will help you. Right along with forums such as this. When you get going just ask questions. Good luck and look forward to your work.

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Excellent. Very impressive. Pen making is next on my list of new toys for the lathe. I'm just having too much fun right now with my new off center chuck.

Great work. where do you buy your kits?

I get them from various sources but the majority is Bear Tooth Woods. The majestics come from Penn State Industries. Thanks for the nice words.

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Beautiful! especially the last one! Did you make or buy the last blank?

I made the segmented blank as well as the gold matrix blank. Thanks for the kind words

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Geeesh ...i have alot more practicing to do...Very cool pens.
You have to start somewhere. I am one of those people that like to try new ideas. Thanks.

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What a feast for the eyes ... super work

When I saw your comment on the pool cue thread about it giving you an idea, I thought to myself "we're going to get something good" ... is that where you got the inspiration for the scalloped blank? It's stunning.
Yes and no. I have done scalloping before but the way he does his pool cues gave me another method that I may try in the future if I can work a few things out. I am working with a wood lathe only. He uses a metal lathe for certain things. thanks for the kind words.

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That last set is inspirational. Good job
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That's a fine looking crop John.
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Thank you Dick and Fred for the kind words. Just having some fun in the shop these days.

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Impressive looking pens. Great work.
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