LumberJocks

Pen turning

  • Advertise with us
Project by BillyJ posted 08-29-2009 02:15 AM 1899 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have 26 staff that I work with, and it is always difficult to know what to buy them for the holidays. Last year was the second time in eight years that I turned pens for them. I get bored turning Slimline pens that all look the same, so I mix it up. Also, that way each teacher can say they receive a truly unique pen. These were made from burl (can’t remember, but I think it was English Walnut). I tend to seal and wax on most of the wood pens (except when I am making something really special, then I use CA).

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.





7 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112289 posts in 2262 days


#1 posted 08-29-2009 02:26 AM

Hey Billy
Those are great pens and great variations.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

13065 posts in 2668 days


#2 posted 08-29-2009 04:32 AM

I like them … very creative shapes … ergonomic!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View Innovator's profile

Innovator

3584 posts in 2098 days


#3 posted 08-29-2009 04:44 AM

They caqme out great. They will make wonderful gifts.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

View scrappy's profile

scrappy

3505 posts in 2115 days


#4 posted 08-29-2009 08:18 AM

Great pens. I like the way each has its own charector.

Very nice.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2845 days


#5 posted 08-29-2009 12:14 PM

and everyone will be comparing their designs rather than just a “Yes, I got one too”
awesome!!

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

View BillyJ's profile

BillyJ

622 posts in 1888 days


#6 posted 08-29-2009 04:31 PM

Thanks guys. I don’t seem to have enough time to turn – it is so relaxing and fun – need to make more time.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

View RMorgan's profile

RMorgan

20 posts in 1057 days


#7 posted 12-13-2011 04:11 PM

These look great. Nice work.

-- Check out my other work at www.facebook.com/pensbyrmorgan

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase