Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Bocote and Malachite Pen

Jim Shaver - Oakville, Ontario
>Hi,

I was working on this pen a short while ago and finally took some time to make a picture of it. The pen kit is an El Grande fountain pen purchased at Lee Valley. The blank is a bocote. I turned it as a solid end pen, using a pen mandrel from William Woodwrite.
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I like the string wood grain in this blank, I added a 10 mm malachite cabochon for a finished detail
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The finish is sanding to 400 then Mylands friction polish then microcrystalline wax for a final polish.
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I have seen a few other pen turners try this and I thought I'd give it a try.

All critiques are welcomed

Take care,
Jim

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