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My other pens were received so well I decided to share a few more pens I made. Going from left to right, the desert camouflage and pink & blue acetate pens are for my nephew, who is in the Army, and his wife, respectively. I still have to mail those out to him. The third made from some curly maple scrap that I had on hand. The fourth is one I made for myself. The wood is Cocobolo and needless to say, it’s my favorite of all the pens I made.

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 06-22-2014 03:56 AM

You’re really taking to the pen turning….
& it to you!!!

What pen kits are these?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 06-22-2014 03:59 AM

Ok Ted, the curly maple is my new favorite! Another great bunch of pens. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 06-22-2014 04:09 AM

Dang, Ted, when you went in you went all the way in
Good lookin’ pens

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 06-22-2014 04:16 AM

Randy, #1 and #3 are the Cuban style, so named because it’s fat like a Cuban cigar – http://www.rockler.com/wood-turning/pen-turning-kits?wood_turning_style=6827

#2 is the Summit style – http://www.rockler.com/wood-turning/pen-turning-kits?wood_turning_style=6840

#4 is the Manhattan style – http://www.rockler.com/wood-turning/pen-turning-kits?wood_turning_style=6830

Candy, I also like the Maple pen a lot. That one was actually and experiment that went right, as I really didn’t know if the curls would show up the way they did. I got lucky! :D

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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Ted

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#5 posted 06-22-2014 04:17 AM

Gary, it’s my OCN… Obsessive, Compulsive Nature. ^_^

I’m taking a break for a little while, until my budget allows me to gather more kits. When I can I will gather a couple dozen kits in one pop, and just keep turning ‘em out until I run out…. then maybe get some sleep, go back to my paying work, whatever.

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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#6 posted 06-22-2014 04:19 AM

Wish my experiments turned out so well!

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 06-22-2014 04:28 AM

Heck Ted, when you said that pen turning was addictive, you were right. Lovely new lot of pens. Like them all.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Ted

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#8 posted 06-22-2014 04:41 AM

Candy, I don’t show the many experiments that failed miserably, and believe me they way outnumber the successful ones.

Thanks bob, but these are not a new lot… just a few I didn’t take photos of until now. I’m setting some money aside for the next batch of kits so it will be a week or so until I crank out any more. But yeah, I’d say I’m addicted. :)

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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#9 posted 06-22-2014 07:45 AM

More Great work sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 06-22-2014 10:49 AM

Really nice pens, Ted.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 06-22-2014 11:42 AM

Great looking pens and real nice finish on them ,too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Curly maple is one of my favorite woods to work with.The grain jumps out at you!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 06-22-2014 12:11 PM

Yes, all very nice. Thnx to your nephew for his service first. Secondly, Cocobolo is a very popular wood for pens imo. Always makes a nice writing instument. What finish are you using on the acrylics? Thnx in advance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#13 posted 06-22-2014 01:58 PM

Another nice batch Ted…..you just can’t go wrong with the Cocobolo….or the curly Maple!!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#14 posted 06-22-2014 03:03 PM

Thanks All :)

Roger, I don’t use anything on the acrylics, just sand to 2000 grit with Micromesh pads.

True that about Cocobolo… seems half the people who see the pens really like the Cocobolo. Seems the Curly Maple is also popular. Fortunately, I have plenty of both! :D

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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#15 posted 06-22-2014 04:02 PM

Great looking pens you have there! I am sure they will be well received when the gift gets to them.
Keep up the great work!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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