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Project by scopemonkey posted 11-18-2008 12:24 AM 1441 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK…I started doing some pens and bottle stoppers for gifts and now my sister who owns a home furnishing and flower store wants to sell them. She wanted a display stand and I saw some inexpensive acrylic ones online. But who would want to buy a nice wooden pen or stopper from someone who displays them using plastic? This rack displays 9 pens and 5 stoppers. Made from Caribbean rosewood (aka chechen I believe). I turned the pegs on the lathe which was a good exercise in creating identical, correctly sized parts. I’m skeptical that anything I made would actually sell for a profit, but who knows…...

-- GSY from N. Idaho





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Sirts

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#1 posted 11-18-2008 12:49 AM

Very nice work!Lovely

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toyguy

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#2 posted 11-18-2008 12:57 AM

well; your stuff looks mighty nice to me…and the stand is just great. Good luck in your venture.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 11-18-2008 01:02 AM

Very nice. I really like the pens also. Great work

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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#4 posted 11-18-2008 02:32 AM

Nice work! Could you please tell us how you did those inlay pens?

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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trifern

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#5 posted 11-18-2008 02:32 AM

Nice looking display rack. I need to come up with something to display pens. Thanks for sharing.

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

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scopemonkey

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#6 posted 11-18-2008 03:00 AM

Thanks as usual for the kind words.

ChuckM: go to gary's blog for instruction on the celtic knots. It is rather easy to do.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#7 posted 11-18-2008 03:33 AM

Thanks GSY.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#8 posted 11-18-2008 04:36 AM

very nice…I hope we will get an update on the profits part…would love to hear how you do…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 11-18-2008 03:39 PM

classy display rack. I’m sure they will sell like hotcakes!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Sheldon

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#10 posted 11-18-2008 04:02 PM

I think that is fantastic. Celtic Pens are on my list of turning, I see by the link I will be making a jig…. Yet another Jig in my shop…. I have done a few bottle stoppers, and was wondering where you come up with the shapes. I am getting the tools to do what I want after a year,, but now I am second guessing what I want…. Grrrrrr. so many designs, so little time.

-- Technology is great - when it works......... the Lord is great always.

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scopemonkey

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#11 posted 11-18-2008 04:14 PM

Sheldon….my stopper designs are “free form”—I just make it up as I go along. I have been doing these to learn how to turn. I guess I should have taken a class or something, but these are such small chunks of wood that I don’t mind making a piece of kindling or two. My usual thought process is “I think I’ll roll a bead here…CATCH…OK, I think I’‘ll put a cove here now….”

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#12 posted 11-19-2008 05:24 AM

The display shows off the pens & stoppers well.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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