After learning to turn pens on slimline kits this massive beast came as a bit of a shock. However, it's one of my favourite pens so far. I turned some Tasmanian Myrtle Burl and it turned out really well (with CA finish). I like it so much that I kept it!!! I did, however, manage to crack it a bit at the cap end (hidden under the clip) when pressing the kit using a vice. Will definitely be revisiting the Curvado kits at a later date.