Finished up a special order for a set of 10 pens to be used as a graduation gift at a ceremony.
This is for a repeat customer of mine, and I’m pretty pleased with these pens. The Koa wood I used showed a lot of variation, and has some very nice grain patterning, as well as a substantial curl in some of the wood. The Paduak looks gorgeous as always, and there was on in Rosewood by special request.
I haven’t had a lot of work in the Pen department for a while, so it was good to get down to the shop and turn a bit of wood again.
I did have one blow up slightly at the last possible moment, so I had to make one extra in the 11th hour. The wood near the tip pulled up slightly, and was noticeable. It’s not terrible, just not up to my quality standards. Sucks that it happened at the last possible second, when I would have to totally pull the thing apart (no easy task, and no guarantee of success either).