.. 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.
-- Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...