|Project by scottb||posted 06-10-2009 03:20 AM||2444 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I made one of these pens back in my 30 days challenge last November, and I think it was the first pen I sold.
This is one of the few that I really didn’t want to see go, so I decided to turn another one for myself. Funny thing is that I’ve turned a few projects out of this mesquite, and every one has come out looking entirely different. Subtleties of grain, differences in color – such a great wood to turn, and a surprise every time.
The first pictures (same pen) show platinum hardware, the last is black titanium, (aka gun metal) with a platinum accent on the center band.
The latter was “sent back” to Texas. My nephew just graduated. The top one, found it’s way into my pocket. (I think gunmetal sounds much cooler than platinum to an 18 year old.) Both are incredibly durable, with regards to scratch and corrosion resistance. Sure to last a lifetime. The wood is pretty tough too.
The Black Titanium one was turned prior to this 30/30 challenge, but assembled in June, and hence is a “supplemental project” I’d have posted it the first week, but I couldn’t post it before I gifted it. I may turn another one to sell… (I do have a blank or two ready to go) but It won’t be either of these! Every once in a while, the artist has to hang on to one project or another.
This is the 9th project (and ?th supplemental project) in my 30 projects in 30 days challenge