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    Pen and Pencil Set

    Hi,

    I have finished my pen turning season today, the shop was warm with the kind weather and I know this is my last weekend of 2006 to enjoy my work space.

    I made this pen and pencil set for a friend of mine, it's a set of blue box elder burls on Junior Gentleman's ball point and 0.7mm pencil.

    The pens are finished down to a 12,000 Micro mesh and a polish and wax.



    I hope he enjoys them.
    Take care,
    Jim

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    Beautiful work!
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    Wonderful work, Jim! You tell him that, if he don't enjoy them, I'll be happy to send him MY address!
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    Very nice indeed! I love the color of the BEB and the finish on the kit together.

    Corey

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    one word sums it up.......Beautiful!!.......or was it extraordinary??

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    Jim,

    Great looking pens and super choice of wood! I love that blue color.

    You showed me some pens that you turned without the standard tops on them - you rounded over the tops and made your own profile.

    You mentioned several steps that you took to get that look. Could you refresh my memory? I just purchased a SuperNova2 chuck and I believe that was what was holding me back from trying this look.

    I cleaned out my shop this weekend and have a lot more room to move around. Plan to sell that old 6" Craftsman Jointer and the Craftsman Tube Lathe soon. I purchased an 8" Delta DJ-20 earlier this year and will be buying a larger lathe in the future. Just tired of looking at that lathe standing up in the corner doing nothing...

    One more thing - which class(es) are you going for this year at Marc Adams?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Kimbrell
    Jim,

    Great looking pens and super choice of wood! I love that blue color.

    You showed me some pens that you turned without the standard tops on them - you rounded over the tops and made your own profile.

    You mentioned several steps that you took to get that look. Could you refresh my memory? I just purchased a SuperNova2 chuck and I believe that was what was holding me back from trying this look.


    One more thing - which class(es) are you going for this year at Marc Adams?


    Hi Brad ,

    Thanks for the feed back. I do turn solid end pens using pin chucks. I use my Jacobs chuck to hold the ping chuck. I have been teaching at Lee Valley and so far I have had very positive feed back on the way I make my pens and my teaching

    I have no idea what I will take at MA, I have not seen the class offereings, I thought they sent them out to past students first, so far I have not received anything, what are you thinking about taking?
    Take care,
    Jim

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    Great choice on the color/finish combination. Absolutely beautiful set.
    Pat

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    Beautiful set Jim. Great work.
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    Nice job Jim. I've wondered about the dyed burls... it looks great.

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