Cherry Pen

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Project by WayneC posted 04-29-2007 01:55 AM 2864 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 04-29-2007 02:22 AM

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 04-29-2007 02:53 AM

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 04-29-2007 03:28 AM

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 04-29-2007 03:31 AM

nice firewood…those will be cherrished pens…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 04-29-2007 04:18 AM

Beautiful pens, Wayne!

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

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#6 posted 04-29-2007 12:04 PM

uh huh… lovely piece of firewood!!!

These are beautiful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 04-29-2007 03:17 PM

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

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 04-29-2007 04:55 PM

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 05-01-2007 06:54 PM

Wayne -

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


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#10 posted 05-01-2007 06:56 PM

Wayne -

Cherry is my favorite wood. Very nice turning!


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#11 posted 10-18-2007 03:56 PM

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 06-07-2010 03:41 AM

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

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#13 posted 06-07-2010 06:31 PM

wow I like it.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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