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Pens & pouches galore #1: not the first, but the latest

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Blog entry by Sodabowski posted 11-18-2011 02:09 AM 1012 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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.. and it dates from this very evening. Hey everybody. I’ve bin bitten to the bone by the pen turning bug, as some of you already know.

Here’s the latest one.

No, wait… I actually made four more after this one.

Anyway. I took no shots of the turning – but I have plans to rebuild version 2 of the homemade pen lathe next month, and to include an iPhone stand to shoot still & video while turning and finishing.
When sewing the pouch, it hit me and I grabbed my iPhone to take some snappies to show you guys.

Here we go.






The pen was stained after polishing with printer ink, diluted in water. Re-sanding, re-staining, then polishing with steel wool, buffed with leather, then two coats of CA glue. Steel wool and final buff with leather.

The pouch is made from already stained leather (I very easily matched the color for the pen, and I happened to have purple sewing thread in my stock).

The hardest part absolutely is sewing a pouch with the sewing machine, unpowered, turning the wheel by hand. It took me one hour and a half. The recipient absolutely loved it (it was a gift).

This weekend will be outdoors spalting session for me.

TTYL!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!



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#1 posted 11-18-2011 10:18 AM

Had to go back and check your blog that showed the building of your lathe from that motor that was re-purposed from a printer (photocopier ) . That was something else ! I remembered that . Looks as though you are still enjoying the world of pen turning . Very nice pen and case . I imagine that one day you will be turning spalted maple custom petri dish holders for ‘hip’ cultures (not) . : ) enjoyed these, and the photos ..thanks .

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#2 posted 11-18-2011 01:41 PM

Hahaha ^^ not :p
Thanks :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#3 posted 11-21-2011 10:53 PM

Thats cool Thomas!
Thats a man sewing, at last I’mnot the only guy on LJ that has showed a photo of him sewing.
Thats interesting, printer ink! You test the limits always.
So well done – I’m sure she will be happy.
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 11-21-2011 11:12 PM

Definately. The printer ink is the most easy solution for getting whatever color you need, these are pure primary colors :) And yes, the recipent was WAY happier than I could imagine. Score :D

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#5 posted 11-21-2011 11:19 PM

;-)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 11-21-2011 11:21 PM

You can expect to see a blog post of a leather pen case for my own pens quite soon by the way ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#7 posted 11-21-2011 11:27 PM

That will be fine, there are always many asking about leather stuff in here.
I just bought a quater of a cow – skin only thick stuff!
1×1,2 meter so I can get to do some more knife sheats and what ever comes down the road.
Smiles my friend,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 11-21-2011 11:34 PM

I have countless leather sheets I got at my usual discount price at work, at least 10 square meters in all. Holy cow.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#9 posted 11-21-2011 11:38 PM

Cool.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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