Cherry Pen

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Project by WayneC posted 2672 days ago 2120 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first of 4 pens I am doing for some of my co-workers who are retireing in May. One of them has been bugging me for the last 6 months for some cherry pens. I had a piece of cherry that came from a load of firewood. I sliced it up on my bandsaw, sealed the ends and dried it. The other pens were turned this morning to get my lathe skills tuned up. I’ve not turned much lately.

In honor of Frank and MsDebbieP, this one has a small bit of it’s natural edge left. Not bad for firewood, eh?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#1 posted 2672 days ago

What is the finish?
Micro=mesh and wax, maybe?
Nice looking pens.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#2 posted 2672 days ago

cherry indeed

-- 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 2672 days ago

Thanks. The finish is CA to stabilize the little bit of burl and bark. Then friction polish. A little wax on the friction polish.

The others are shellawax, followed by friction polish and then hand rubbed with wax.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 2672 days ago

nice firewood…those will be cherrished pens…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 2672 days ago

Beautiful pens, Wayne!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 2672 days ago

uh huh… lovely piece of firewood!!!

These are beautiful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 2672 days ago

Your co-workers are getting some wonderfully made pens. Very nice!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 2672 days ago

Cherry is always a favorite. These pens show outstanding lathe work Wayne. Nice job(s)!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#9 posted 2670 days ago

Wayne -

Nice firewood indeed! You struck a chord with me on this cherry pen. Very nice!


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#10 posted 2670 days ago

Wayne -

Cherry is my favorite wood. Very nice turning!


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#11 posted 2500 days ago

Outstanding swirls in the Cherry. You really took advantage fo the figuring for the Cigar Pen. I’m not good at using CA as a polish, yet, but I’m practicing.

Besides Micro Mesh, what other abrasives do you use? I’ve been playing with very high grit wet/dry sand paper, over 1200 grit, but they tend to impart a grey color to light woods.

-- Mark, Florida,

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#12 posted 1537 days ago

Wow ! great.. I love the texture of wood,.. beautiful ! Mabuhay !

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#13 posted 1537 days ago

wow I like it.

-- Custom furniture

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