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Here are some of my latest pens usiing the Wall Street II Pen kits from Woodcraft… They are done in deer antler, rosewood burl, and a segmented walnut maple that I created…
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#1 posted 10-01-2008 03:36 AM
Pens might be the only thing left on Wall St soon, and these are nice looking pens. How was the deer antler to turn? Any tips or concerns thatb I should be aware of – I’ve got one of these on my X-Mas to do list. Thanks.
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#2 posted 10-01-2008 03:49 AM
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#3 posted 10-01-2008 05:25 AM
Very nice pens, I’ve always enjoyed the Wall Street II’s. Love the finish on your pens – very nice shine.
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#4 posted 10-01-2008 12:31 PM
Gorgeous pens, thanks for sharing.
-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.
#5 posted 10-01-2008 04:41 PM
The deer antler was tougher than wood for sure… The hardest thing was drilling the hole on a curved and mishapped object… I am working on a mthod to boil them and then reshape them…
I use a CA Boiled Linseed finish… You can go to http://www.penturners.org/forum/showthread.php?t=319 for some great videos on the process…
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#6 posted 10-17-2008 04:57 AM
I’ve made a couple of deer antler/30-06 cartridge pens with good sucess. I found the best way to drill the antler was to cut it to just a little longer than finished length. This was the only way I could get a relatively straight piece to drill. One other thing…it stinks to high heaven when drilling or turning. Think burnt hair. I found it tolerable setting up a fan to blow across the length of the lathe so I didn’t inhale too much of the stench. I also used a CA finish with Meguiars carnuba wax (its all I had). these were for my nephew and brother’s graduations. enjoy the pics. Travis
-- If you can draw it, it can be built. Travis
#7 posted 10-18-2008 08:22 PM
Thanks for the comments and sharing…
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#8 posted 10-18-2008 10:10 PM
I don’t think I like any one of these over the other they all look superb beautiful well done God bless Alistair
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#9 posted 10-18-2008 10:44 PM
Beautiful work. I have to do a couple of caribou antler Sierra pens. I wear a respirator when I turn that stuff.
#10 posted 11-22-2008 08:07 AM
these are amazing…now I am a bit intimidated with the trade coming my way…lol…
#11 posted 11-23-2008 07:12 AM
Looking forward soon to showing some more…
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