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Rhodium and Ebony Americana Pen

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Project by WayneC posted 2672 days ago 2043 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an Americana style pen. The pen is made using a nice Craft Supplies Rhodium roller ball kit. I’m not sure the pictures do this pen justice. This is the second of four I made for retiring co-workers.

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





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Sawdust2

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#1 posted 2672 days ago

Forget the pens. How do you keep your workbench so clean?

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

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WayneC

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#2 posted 2672 days ago

LOL. It is bench I purchased for my mother-in-law. I’m trying to keep it in good shape till she takes it home in June.

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

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bkhop

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#3 posted 2672 days ago

The pen looks very nice! I have seen the Craft Supplies catalog before and noticed some of the top-dollar kits. Are they significantly better than the mainline offerings? (It wouldn’t take much; the pens/pencils I’ve made all have one weak point: the hardware.)

-- † Hops †

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WayneC

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#4 posted 2672 days ago

The kits are very high quality. Much better than the 24K gold plated ones.

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

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PanamaJack

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#5 posted 2672 days ago

Wayne…Outstanding work!

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

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#6 posted 2671 days ago

Beautiful ebony Wayne. Is that Gabon Ebony or did you dye that that color black Wayne? That is special, was it for the boss? Nice Work. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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WayneC

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#7 posted 2671 days ago

Yes is Gabon Ebony. They offerred early retirement and 4 of my peers accepted. These are people that I have worked with for around 5 years. They are special people.

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

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David

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#8 posted 2670 days ago

Wayne -

Striking pen! What a wonderful gift to share with some special people.

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MarkWilk

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#9 posted 2495 days ago

Really great pen. I’ve always wanted to check out those kits, but don’t feel quite ready. Great job!

-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/

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WayneC

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#10 posted 2495 days ago

Go for it Mark. Start with some of the lower priced kits in this line to learn the kit. Have you go the Kip and Rex turning book and videos?

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

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