Freedom Pens

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Project by TheDane posted 10-21-2014 03:52 PM 1466 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another batch of 25 Freedom Pens headed to our troops.

Four of these are plastic resin, a first for me. One of the members of my local turning club (Kevin Carpenter of BayLake Woodturners) has gotten into casting pens, and very kindly donated some of his pen blanks. The rest are a mix of walnut, cherry, and maple hardwoods.

Since I started turning pens, I have done 745+ pens for uniformed service personnel and veterans.

Anyone interested in volunteering to support the project can get more info at

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 10-21-2014 07:11 PM

Very Nice Looking Pens. What kind of finish did you put on them?

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#2 posted 10-21-2014 09:16 PM

None on the plastic resin … just sand them to 12000 grit and polish with Meguiars (the stuff you buy in the auto department to polish headlight lenses).

On the wooden pens, I sand to 800 grit, seal them with Deft lacquer sealer (mixed 50/50 with lacquer thinner), then use Hut Crystal Coat to get a nice shine. Then I use Ron Brown’s Walnut Oil Microcrystalline Wax.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 10-22-2014 03:30 AM

Cha cha cha…

Superb as usual!

C O O L !

Cha cha cha…

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#4 posted 10-22-2014 09:09 PM

It is truly a work of art. It must be a fun build. Beautiful pen blanks.

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