|Project by Thewoodman2000||posted 05-29-2014 07:24 PM||1055 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
This Bullet pen was going to be the last one in my “stock” kit for this pen type. There are 4 metal colors and this is the last one I needed to make.
I turned it with the intent of it only being shown to help make orders.
As I do with most “new” items I make I brought it to work and had it to show off. I had a co-worker come into my office to go over a few items and he needed to take down some info. He came in without anything to write with so I whipped this out to show him and let him use it to take his notes. Little to say I never got it back. We talked work as needed and he just kept holding “tHIS” pen… How much was asked & not to much later in the conversation out comes the wallet. Cash in hand I now think… need to make one like that again no better make 2 like that again. 1 for the “stock” kit and 1 more to sell.
Antique Brass is the metal color for this one. I found a great piece of walnut that had a knot in it and that made the grain perfect.
I have done this on a few items before. I chose to use gold gild cream and put it into the open pores of the wood. This I think really tied the metal and the wood together great. I wish it came thru better in the pictures but if you look close you can see it. After that was dry it was onto the CA finish and polishing from there. You get this one in some good light and it just pops.
I would like to hear the good and the bad.
Have you used the gild creams for anything before on your projects?
Thanks for looking!
-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James