New Stuff...

I do love a nice Saturday afternoon, a gentle breeze, mild temperatures, the sound of the lathe spinning away...From left to right, the first is a Wall Street II Platinum kit with a herringbone pattern segmented cut. This is the first time I have tried this pattern, and I honestly thought it would fall apart more then one during the operation. The woods are a various scrap that I had lying around the garage, most of which I probably would never put on the lathe by themselves, but combined they look pretty nice. The finish was a coat of CA, followed by the Beal Buffing system. I first tried a friction wax, but that was near disastrous as the heated wood pieces started to expand. Sand paper is your friend...the next couple is a new kit for me, it is a ceramic rollerball called a Ligero. It is a very thick pen, but feels quite good when writing. The dressing is an white and black acrylic called "Classic". These are intended as a wedding present for a cousin. The last pen is a Platinum European Ballpoint with "Dreamscape" Acrylic. The box is a rosewood "lift" style. This one was commissioned by a friend.