A Plethora Of Pens

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Project by TedM posted 09-05-2009 09:23 PM 2051 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!

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#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.

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

Wow! Quite an array! Really nice work!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#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.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#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 ~

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Bob A in NJ

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#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

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#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, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#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!

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#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!

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#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 @

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