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Quarter-sawn Morado Cigar Pen and Box

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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 07-12-2007 06:17 PM 6957 views 11 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pen was turned on an endgrain blank, crosscut across the width of the board, rather than ripped along the length.
The box (from a Doug Stowe design) was made of Jatoba with Fishtail Oak end scales. 5mm barrel hinges. Finish is General Finishes Arm-R-Seal wipe on. Tray liner is the self-sticking stuff they sell in Woodcraft’s catalogues.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.





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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 07-12-2007 06:19 PM

P7110015

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#2 posted 07-12-2007 06:23 PM

nice, how long did it take you to put the box together?

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Bill

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#3 posted 07-12-2007 06:25 PM

Beautiful job there Doug. That was an interesting way to make the pen, using the cross grain instead of the usual method.

How did it turn? Was it easy to smooth down, or did it chip a lot?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#4 posted 07-12-2007 06:29 PM

Chipped like a —bear (family-version comment). I ended up rasping the corners off with a file (pre-bandsaw days), before turning. Once it was in the round, a sharp oval skew worked like it should.

Darryl, box probably took and hour or so, but I made six at a go. The end scales are just glued face grain to end grain with cyanoacrylic (Hot Stuff), but I didn’t need it to bear up to much in the way of shearing forces.
I made a bunch with thin scales I screwed in with countersunk brass screws and glued. The big fat ends on this I just rounded over with a 3M flap wheel on the drill press.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 07-12-2007 06:46 PM

Fantastic, Doug! Bordnerized!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 07-12-2007 06:56 PM

((jaw dropped; eye wide open))

Stunning!!!
I can’t imagine what I’d do if I received something like this .. Probably cry. I’d be opening and closing the box… admiring every inch of the box and pen. Pretty special.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 07-12-2007 08:01 PM

Beautiful, Very nice work, you’re an artist. mike

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

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#8 posted 07-12-2007 08:04 PM

Great Pen and case Douglas. A fantastic job.

-- 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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#9 posted 07-12-2007 08:20 PM

The pen and box came out very nice. I really like the cross-grain in the cigar pen….great job….

-- WeeWilly

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#10 posted 07-12-2007 08:26 PM

WOW! I love it – great job. Absolutely beautiful – makes you want to reach out and touch. Is that a similar pen to the one Ms Deb used when she signed off my 2007 Shop Inspection?

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#11 posted 07-12-2007 09:31 PM

There you go David. Now I get to kill two birds with one stone, I can make Deb weep for joy and get her a decent pen for inspections. I’ll have to get those bushings out and get busy! Debbie, you need to PM me the address. I get an employee discount for international shipping since FedEx bought out Kinko’s. You might have to pay the duties and tariffs, tho. ;—D

The thought came to me as I was getting dressed for work, about the cross-grain turning.
“We never, ever do nuthin’ nice – and easy.” — Tina Turner

Left a good job in the city, workin’ for the man every night and day.
Still I never lost one minute of sleepin’ thinkin’ ‘bout the way things might have been…

Off to work! Later…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 07-12-2007 09:46 PM

yippee !!! A Pen :D

A beautiful pen

I can see me now as I do inspections… power cords will be wrapping around me and I’ll just be standing there, smiling at my beautiful pen :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 07-12-2007 09:59 PM

Deb smilin’ – it’s a beautiful thang.
<snapping> ” People on LJ happy to give, Big Wheel keep on turnin’, Proud Mary keep on burnin’,
Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ on the river.”

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#14 posted 07-12-2007 11:15 PM

and a song to boot!! cool :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#15 posted 07-13-2007 12:00 AM

I love the end grain look. Nice box too.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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