The Results

A couple more results

A couple more results

These are the resulting two pens from the evening.  The pen on the left is again a Sierra, with a black acrylic body.  I’ve had this pen blank for a couple of years, and hadn’t found a project to use it on, until I saw the black components of the Sierra, and that made it a no-brainer.  I don’t think I expected the white to remain thin tracks through the pen – I though they were going to be large facets of white, revealed as the blank turned round.  I guess not!  Overall I am very happy with how it came out.  The pen would be even better if I was a Collingwood supporter!

The pen on the right is actually the same pen as the previous one.  I decided I really wasn’t happy enough with the fit and finish I had achieved, so took the pen apart, remounted the body in the lathe and turned the original timber off (ie turned it into toothpicks).  I was then able to start again with a new blank.

This time I am much happier with the results.  I don’t know what the timber is though unfortunately.

The finish on the right pen is CA, and given it is my first CA finished pen, I’m not exactly an expert.  However, I will make a pen video very shortly, and will attempt to show how the CA finish is applied.

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