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Project by Tedster posted 07-20-2014 11:58 PM 924 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s some more pens I made. Top row is acrylics, bottom row is wood. Top row from left to right is plastic, plastic, plastic, plastic… well, you get the idea. Bottom row from left to right is Cocobolo, Panga-Panga, Double-dyed Buckeye Burl, Padauk, Bloodwood, Cocobolo, Panga-Panga. I actually made more but already gave them away.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th





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Gary

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#1 posted 07-21-2014 12:03 AM

Dang, Ted…..what do you do with all your spare time?

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

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lightcs1776

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 12:06 AM

Cool, Ted.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 07-21-2014 12:09 AM

Great lookin’ pens.
How much writing do you do….
That requires so many pens???

Never mind, I figured it out….
You are actually the POTUS and are signing bills into law!!!
Nice job Barack!!!

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

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 07-21-2014 12:12 AM

Excellent job sir. Good to see your work.

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

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#5 posted 07-21-2014 12:24 AM

PURDY pens!! Never heard of Panga Panga. How is the acrylic to turn?

-- God bless, Candy

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Don Broussard

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#6 posted 07-21-2014 12:29 AM

Nice job on the pens, Ted. You have been busy. Between work and pen turning, when do you sleep?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#7 posted 07-21-2014 12:47 AM

Wow, you have some might pretty pens there. You could start a store!!...............Jim

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

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Tedster

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#8 posted 07-21-2014 01:11 AM

Gary, I make pens but soon I’ll be using that spare time for bigger turnings. Tomorrow I will retrieve a larger lathe I won on ebay.

Randy, I hate writing! ;-)

Monte, I considered posting each one as a separate project. :D

Candy, I happened into the Panga-Panga a couple of years ago. It tends to be worm eaten at the white sap wood… wish I still had more of that. It’s similar to Wenge, might be related but not sure about that. Turning acrylics for the most part is pretty easy. Only annoying thing is it doesn’t make shavings like wood… it makes stringy stuff that wraps around the arbor, which I have to keep stopping to pull it off. But I think the little extra effort is worth the nice results.

Don, what is this “sleep” thing you speak of? I’d like to try it some time.

Jim, I do plan on setting up an online store some day soon. But I’m still practicing at this point. For now, I give away pretty much everything I make.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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cdaniels

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#9 posted 07-21-2014 01:37 AM

i’m curious and dont feel obligated to answer but how much money do you sell a wood pen for?

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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Tedster

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#10 posted 07-21-2014 01:50 AM

CD, I’m hoping to get $35 to $85 depending on the pen. But keep in mind that I’m not really into selling them… just gotta do something with them so why not sell them? In other words, if they don’t sell at the asking price, I won’t be torn up about it. I have other plans for my retirement income. Investment is about $10 to $30 plus average about 45 minutes per pen.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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Bob Collins

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#11 posted 07-21-2014 02:19 AM

Your getting to be a wiz with your pen making Ted, nice selection of materials. Well done.

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

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Tedster

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#12 posted 07-21-2014 02:35 AM

Bob, variety does keep it interesting. ;)

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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copcarcollector

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#13 posted 07-21-2014 02:56 AM

Nice pens!

Top row, 4th from the left, is that some kind of sleeve that rides on top of the pen blank?

I guess bottom row, 6th from the left, same question!

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Tedster

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#14 posted 07-21-2014 03:44 AM

Yes, it’s part of the kit. both pens are the same kit, which I got at my local Rockler store. Here’s the online link: http://www.rockler.com/summit-fancy-pen-hardware-kit-gold

Thanks for posting. :)

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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copcarcollector

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#15 posted 07-21-2014 04:36 AM

Thanks for the info! More stuff to buy—- !

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