A Plethora Of Pens

  • Advertise with us
Project by TedM posted 09-05-2009 09:23 PM 1625 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter wanted a couple of pens to give to her Summer work term coworkers as a token of appreciation so I got really ambitious (or really crazy) and went into production and turned twenty of them. When you get into the swing of things they can really zip along. :)

The woods I used are Tulipwood, Purpleheart, Cherry, Hickory, Pauduk, Redwood, Zebrawood, Spalted Birch, Walnut, Ash, Mexican Cocobolo, Kingwood, Bubinga, Tigerwood, Red Palm, Elder Burl and Maple Burl. There’s also a couple of Acrylics thrown in for fun.

I guess I’m one up on the Christmas rush… LOL!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

9 comments so far

View WoodyWoodWrecker's profile


171 posts in 2343 days

#1 posted 09-05-2009 11:00 PM

All you need is some deer antler and some bone. Then you’ll be set for all occasions.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

View FrankLad's profile


273 posts in 2401 days

#2 posted 09-06-2009 01:13 AM

Wow! Quite an array! Really nice work!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

View a1Jim's profile (online now)


113836 posts in 2668 days

#3 posted 09-06-2009 01:17 AM

To bad you couldnt come up with more variety LOL wow what a great group of pens ,If you would have listed them separately we would be hear for a month. very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

View dustbunny's profile


1149 posts in 2386 days

#4 posted 09-06-2009 03:03 AM

Lovely plethora !
It’s true- once you get the production line going
a lot more gets done.

The acrylics are cool, almost mistook them for spalted something.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

View Bob A in NJ's profile

Bob A in NJ

1193 posts in 3090 days

#5 posted 09-06-2009 03:18 AM

Great work and lots of fun. They new owners will be very pleased with these custom made gifts.

-- Bob A in NJ

View Woodwrecker's profile


3769 posts in 2667 days

#6 posted 09-06-2009 03:41 AM

You’re going to be able to kick back and not worry about Christmas gifts this year!
Every one of those is beautiful.
Great work!

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

View TedM's profile


2002 posts in 2824 days

#7 posted 09-06-2009 04:04 AM

Thanks everyone! Your kind comments complete the project. :) Thanks.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

View scrappy's profile


3506 posts in 2522 days

#8 posted 09-06-2009 08:06 AM

Wonderfull collection of pens. Love all the variety of woods and colors. With this collection to choose from, any new turner of pens will have a great selection of ideas and designs. Fantastic work.

Keep it up.


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

View huff's profile


2826 posts in 2376 days

#9 posted 09-06-2009 04:21 PM

Great collection of pens, how do I get my name on your Christmas list? lol. Beautiful job.

-- John @

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