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My first three pens.

I had lots of problems before the first one was completed but the other two went without any major problems.
I am unsure of the wood species of the first two but the last one is a piece of maple. I like the second ones shape the best. I tried some CA for the finish(I need to read more about it before I use it again.
The first and third pens are finished with Tung oil and satin WOP. Any tips are welcome and please let me know what you guys think.

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the first set of pics are of the second pen, the last set is of the first pen.
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The last pen look like zebra wood to me and the first one looks like purpleheart. Great job on all of the pens. Very nice work.

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The first few always go easy and then your brain starts to really work trying to figure out different ways to make them. Then it gets really fun. You should go ahead and get plenty more pen kits because you are just getting started.
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Maybe when u get more time u can try a corn cobpipe, they are a little different because IMO, CA is needed for several coats but still fun piece.
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Maybe when u get more time u can try a corn cobpipe, they are a little different because IMO, CA is needed for several coats but still fun piece.
Very very neat.
Is that an actual corncob?

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Yep, it's a stabalized corncob blank, they infuse plastic into it so it can be turned down.
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I was going to use a gouge but I was afraid it wud rip off too big of chunks, so I used a round scraper that I like. Worked wonders if u just go slow.
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They all look great next go to woodcraft they have a lot more differnt pen kits to choose from.
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