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Project by Gary posted 05-06-2007 03:12 PM 1267 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

LOML is out of town at a conference, so I had lots of shop time this weekend. Friday night after work, I made a Chrome Baron dressed in a Buckeye Burl and started the 308 casing pen order by picking wood for the pens and finishing one. Saturday I finished the other four casing pens. There was still a little time left to play, I mean work, so I made the Platinum Baron outfitted with an Eagle cross inlay blank of black walnut, bloodwood, and holly. All the pens are finished using Micro Mesh, oil and CA, then topcoated and buffed out with carnuba wax. The cross inlay also got a couple of sealer coats of dewaxed shellac after the MM.
And, I have the rest of today to play too.
Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/





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WayneC

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#1 posted 05-06-2007 03:20 PM

These are pretty cool. What base kit are you using for the 308 pens and how do you prepare the casing?

Have you worked with Deer or Elk antler? I bet a pen made with a deer antler and a 308 shell would be pretty cool.

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

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#2 posted 05-06-2007 04:07 PM

Wayne,
I got these casings from Gary Max over at IAP
He does all the hard work—installs the tube and tumbles the casing.
They use a standard slimline kit; some of those are from WnW, and some from CSUSA.
I’ve never used antler myself; I’ve been told they really smell although they do look cool when done well.

Mostly I want to say nice work on your own pens. I don’t stop here often and there’s a lot of stuff on here I hadn’t seen yet, including your projects. Good work.

Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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#3 posted 05-06-2007 04:30 PM

Thanks for the links, I’ll check them out.

Yes, antlers smell real bad when your turning them. I always wear a dust mask with them, even before sanding. But they come out real nice. Other favorites are buck-eye burl and desert iron wood.

Thanks for the complement on my pens. I like small projects given my work schedule.

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

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#4 posted 05-06-2007 05:18 PM

Nice chunk of burl.

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#5 posted 05-06-2007 06:26 PM

Nice work, Garry.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#6 posted 05-06-2007 06:57 PM

Beautiful burl in that middle one Gary, of course I’m partial to burl. mike

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 05-06-2007 07:20 PM

Beautiful work/play !

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#8 posted 05-06-2007 07:22 PM

Gary,

these are very very nice and original….for hunters ????

have a good day,

pierre

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#9 posted 05-07-2007 02:01 AM

Gary -

Wonderful pens and a great story. Thanks!

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#10 posted 05-07-2007 04:14 AM

Those are neat. I really like the inlay in the first pen. Love the look of the burl in the second one. Those casing pens should go over well with the hunters.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 05-07-2007 03:42 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. The 308 casing pens are going to someone who is reselling them at a gun shoe. I think he will be offering my work on his website. It’s a great opportunity for me. Moreover, it’s quite a compliment to have someone ask to carry my products.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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#12 posted 05-08-2007 04:52 AM

I still think you should combine the 308 casings with deer antler. Also, your client may be able to get some good money for antler pens in general.

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

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#13 posted 05-08-2007 05:05 AM

Gary, this is a wonderful work of woodturning. How long have you been turning pens?

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

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Gary

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#14 posted 05-08-2007 03:28 PM

Wayne,
send me some antler—I’ll see what I can do with it. ;-)
Panama,
I’ve had a lathe a while, but didn’t really use it. I turned a couple of small simple objects on rare occassions, but most of the time it was a dust collector. Then, I got interested in pens.
I made my first pen December 10, 2006, so I’m really just getting started. Give me a year or so to develop my skills.

Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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