Straight grain Zebrano in a gun metal 7mm streamline.

Straight grain Zebrano is so much more easier to turn than X-cut Zebrano. It just seems like your turning butter rather than the chatter that you normally get with the X-cut. I don’t like the smell of Zebrano when your turning it, its like a dog has come into your workshop and left a little poo in the corner.  However, having said that, the contrast tones in the timber makes for a very attractive pen.

Again the blanks turned then sanded down to 400 grit. 20 thin coats of CA then buffed with micro mesh to 12,000. Final buff with Brass and protected with automotive wax.

I like the look of this pen.