Paintbrush Pen

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Project by Aaron Sparrow posted 06-08-2014 02:00 AM 617 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Two of my fellow teachers are retiring. One is an artist. Last year, I turned a pen for another retiring teacher. This year, I am attempting to up my game, so I talked to one of the art teachers and got a couple of old paint brushes. The first brush I ended up drilling out the side and ruining, so everything depended on the second. I drilled the second one properly and used a stick pen kit from Lee Valley, and I had a paint brush pen. I did have to turn the brush a bit so that it tapered properly to the tip of the pen. Then I painted the part that was turned to match the black paint on the brush. Anyway, it turned out pretty well I think.

Now I need to figure out what type of pen to give the other retiring teacher. Maybe the drumstick pen that I made awhile back. I should mention the second teacher is a music teacher, so the drumstick would fit the music theme.

-- Aaron, Whitby, Ontario,

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#1 posted 06-08-2014 06:27 AM

Cool idea,
I bet they will love the pens.
Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 06-08-2014 01:04 PM

Neat idea, be interested in seeing the drumstick.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 06-08-2014 09:16 PM

nice thinking outside of the box!
very cool idea and great execution of that idea.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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