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Project by Karson posted 1897 days ago 1111 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pen is made from the 391BChallenge wood that was provided by John in Pen trade 3.

He gave us some spalted Willow and he said that it was quite flaky and hard to turn.

I found that it turned ok but the finish that I used didn’t work to well on the open pores of the willow wook.

Here is the 391Challenge Pen with the 391Bchallenge pen.

The 391Challenge entry. Cherry Burl
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The 391XChallenge entry Desert Ironwood.

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-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †





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itsme_timd

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#1 posted 1897 days ago

A very nice set of pens, Karson!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1897 days ago

looks good. did you reapply a finish on it? did you have to seal the pores somehow? I need to finish mahogany box, and will probably run into a similar case…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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degoose

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#3 posted 1897 days ago

Must add these to my one day I’ll try this list..beyond me at this time. Hats off to all the wood turners of the world, you make it look so easy..
Larry

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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jack1

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#4 posted 1897 days ago

Very nice!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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lew

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#5 posted 1897 days ago

Great looking pens, Karson!!

I really like your pen holder!

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

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 1897 days ago

Nice pen Karson beautiful in fact.

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

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Karson

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#7 posted 1897 days ago

The finish on the pen is a combination of Shellac and Carnauba wax. It is put on with a rag and friction applied until your fingers cannot stand the heat. It takes a couple of hours to harden up so the shine stays. It will dullen up a little if you try to assemble the pen.

I applied a couple of times. The friction causes the finish to be soft and it seems to fill the pores OK. You can see the finish be shiny and then go dull as you give it more pressure. It’s at that time that the finish will move around and fill the pores.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1897 days ago

wonderful pen Karson nice fiqure

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Loucarb

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#9 posted 1897 days ago

Another great looking pen.

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#10 posted 1897 days ago

Karson, try using a plain old fashion brown grocery bag to buff up the finish while the pen is still on the lathe. The friction heat from the bag helps harden the finish quicker. Pens look great!

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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Karson

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#11 posted 1897 days ago

Jeff where do you find a grocery bag now. All I see is plastic.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 1896 days ago

Again, very nice Karson.

I just have to ask, do you write neatly, too?

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 1892 days ago

Very impressive Karson.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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