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Project by Napaman posted 03-16-2009 05:23 AM 1593 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Before last winter break I went on a massive pen and wine stopper making adventure—-the goal was to make a pen or wine stopper for everyone in the social studies department and a few other people I work with…

I got close…it was fun…everyone was impressed…but I didnt get one to everyone…little did I know that “life would have its ups and downs in the new year—-and that it would take this long to get back in the shop…

The top pen is probably my best pen yet…I really love it…and cant wait to give it to my colleague—the Peer Support teacher—-in addition to history I teach psychology…so i work very close with him…when I did not have enough for everyone on the last day he told me a million times not to worry and make one later (sorry RICH—-3 months later???). I believe it is Kingwood (?) either way it is a nice color and the finish came out very nice…One thing I did on this round of pens is that I put 2 coats of polish on and I really like it…

The middle pen is my first acrylic…and it came out nice…was a bit harder to do…and the smell is annoying but in the end it came out nice…

The bottom pen I made a while ago…I left off the clip but by mistake—-but I really like it with this shape…


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#1 posted 03-16-2009 05:29 AM

Sweet Looking pens, Matt! Looks like you had a busy weekend!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 03-16-2009 01:50 PM

Great job, I turned my first pen a few weeks ago at the woodworking show and can’t wiat to make more.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#3 posted 03-16-2009 02:51 PM

Nice looking pens.

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#4 posted 03-16-2009 08:51 PM

thanks guys!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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