Pens and a Couple of Pencils

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Project by jaysuzi posted 01-14-2016 10:34 PM 863 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been busy making pens. I have really enjoyed making these because you can finish them up in one session in the shop and have immediate satisfaction. I had a lot of fun making my own wooden pen blanks from scraps around the shop. In fact the mahogany/walnut and the walnut/maple (ones on the ends) were actually from other rejected projects that I salvage and found a new use for.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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#1 posted 01-15-2016 12:22 AM

nice job on those i love making pens usually around the holidays for gifts and to sell,not a lot of pen turners on here so if your really into it you might want to check out iap international association of pen turners.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 01-15-2016 07:02 AM

Sweet pens Jay – my fave is second from the right in the first pic – what wood is that please?

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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#3 posted 01-15-2016 11:51 PM

great job! they look beautiful!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#4 posted 01-16-2016 03:16 PM

Thank you all.
Pottz, I will certainly check out that site. Pen turning is just one of the things I like to do in the shop, but the more I do it, the more I really enjoy it and I will want to try some of the more difficult pen kits in the future.

Colin, actually both the second from the right and third from the left are Cocobolo. I received the pen blanks when I ordered a package of pen kits. I really like the wood and may have to try it on some other projects. It is funny, I thought I was going to prefer the darker one based on the blank, but when I actually turned it, the lighter one with the contrasts is much more interesting.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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