Pen made from materials in 'Pen Trade #2'

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Project by itsme_timd posted 10-16-2008 06:01 PM 2804 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks,

I should be on my way to the airport now but I wanted to share this before I left. Here’s a pen that I made with material I got out of the box from Pen Turners' Swap #2.

I really enjoyed making this pen; I’ll list the materials at the end but see if you can guess from the pictures – I know some in the pen trade will be able to guess… the kit is a Rhodium Patriot.

There’s not as much coloration difference from the top to the bottom – I guess it’s the shadows from the way I photographed it.

Give up??? This pen is made with a piece of composite decking! Trex type stuff. ScottB shared some of this from a project he did and I have to say it made a great pen – barrel feels very warm and soft with this material. I wasn’t sure how to finish it so I just sanded and MM’d it then used some Renaissance wax.

I like it!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#1 posted 10-16-2008 07:18 PM

That is super cool looking… makes me wish I had grabbed a piece of that decking when I had the chance!

-- Ryno

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#2 posted 10-17-2008 12:31 AM

That stuff machined real nice, thought it would make for a nice pen., though I wouldn’t make a deck out of it, it gets really hot in the sun.
I’ve got a couple more pieces Ryno… I can send a piece down the Nashua River for ya!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 10-17-2008 03:19 AM

Gorgeous pen, Tim. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 10-17-2008 05:18 AM

Great Tim. A nice looking pen.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 11-21-2008 07:21 AM

that is an awesome pen !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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