Unseasonably warm weather = garage/shop time

With temperatures in the 80's this weekend, I had more then enough time to work on a few lathe projects this weekend. I had a few more then four projects planned and prepped, but got very distracted cleaning up my garage this afternoon. I spent a few hours cleaning up the back portion of the garage which yielded about sixteen square feet of usable space that was previously covered by lawn and garden equipment. On to the projects: The first pen is a European style ballpoint with gold plated fittings, dressed in Spalted Pecan. The finish is sanding to 600 grit, followed by a coat of Danish oil and CA, finished with a high speed buffing with Carnauba Wax. The spalting in the wood helps accentuate the grain lines to produce very crisp lines with a rich coloring. The next pen is a Classic American Fountain pen with Gold plated hardware and dressed in Bethlehem Olive Wood. These blanks usually take me a few months to get once I order them, as quantities are limited. Olive wood is heavy, dense and durable with a distinctive colors that range in nuances of red and creamy pigments with irregular gray, brown, and wild black lines. The next pen is a Slimline style ballpoint pen with copper plated fittings and dressed in Kingwood. The last is another Slimline style ballpoint pen with gunmetal plated fittings and dressed in Curly Maple. So that's it for now...I have a large stack of maple that is begging to be turned, so I might switch to bowls next week...