Some new fountain pens and a couple more yo-yos (executive style)

I spent some time on Friday setting up few blanks for the weekend. The two fountain pens are new kit style called Capri. They are about a third shorter then the Classic fountain pen and also feature rubber gaskets on the post points to reduce the chance of a leak in your pocket or purse. The plating for these two kits are 24kt. The first pen in finished in African Blackwood, which was not my first choice. The first choice was to be cinnamon burl, but the lower tube blew out, much to my disappointment. I salvaged the tubes and remounted them in an old blackwood blank. The second pen is dressed in Madrone Burl, a species found in the Pacific Northwest, which turns and finishes very well, with interesting grain patterns. Last, a turned a couple more yo-yos. After the first one I turned a few weeks ago, I felt more comfortable with the technique and managed to turn both of these in half the time. The hardware is chrome and the material is Bolivian Rosewood.