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pens from traded blanks

A few months ago, KingCoTrader offered to swap some pen blanks, he had a bunch of maple burl that he wanted to convert into a mix of other woods (thread HERE).

These are the two pens I've turned from them so far ... both from slimline kits.

Thanks for the swap, Sean
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Duncan, nice pens. Finish looks real good and that wood sure is pretty.

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Nice job I like the way you use wood to wood. I have a box of those blanks also but I haven't had a chance to use them.
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Very nice looking pens. I have an oak burl that I got from a couple pieces of hardwood flooring I "reclaimed" from a dumpster. That stuff looks just beautiful in pen form. Again, I like your pens not using the band. It looks very good.
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Hey nice work!

I too have enjoyed the stuff I got from the wood swap!

What kind of finish did you use?

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Thanks everyone.

I use CA to finish them -- after sanding through at least 600 grit (when I'm being extra fussy I take it up to 2000 grit) I put a couple of coats of thin CA, then a few of medium CA to build it up a bit thicker.

If it didn't go on smooth, I'll level it out with 600 grit again and put another coat on.

I wet-sand with the micromesh foam pads (nine in the set, 4000 through 12000 I think), and a final spin with Ultra-gloss plastic polish.

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pens from traded blanks

Beautifull,you done made those blanks proud

God Bless all
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Hey! those pens look Great! I too like the wood to wood no band design.
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