|Project by Tennessee||posted 01-15-2016 11:30 PM||743 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
OK, those of you who follow me know that I am known for my guitars, bandsaw jewelry boxes, and other odd items. So why the pens?
Well, my gallery, and other places I sell are always looking for new and different items, so I decided to dip my toe into pens – and unfortunately got hooked. Very interesting, and once you leave the wooden realm, things get really out of bounds.
I had a great December on a variety of fronts, which let me have some extra monies to spend on just about everything I needed to make not only pens like this one, but cast acrylic pens, weird wooden pens, etc… You folks who know the drill understand. What a door I opened! Luckily I already had the lathes to do this kind of work.
Anyway, this pen is my very first one, and like my very first guitar, it will hang in my sunroom. In this case, in a shadow box. My wife is adamant about the “first” of things that I build, and I guess that is a strong recommendation for me to just shut my mouth and keep making things, whether it be pens, guitars, or glass river coffee tables. She supports my efforts and is the first and foremost cheerleader in my parade, small as it may be.
This pen is a Cigar Style, featuring Kingwood. Finished to 600 grit, and coated with three coats of Tru-Oil. For those who make pens, probably a ho-hum…but for me, I am realizing that pens are a little bit more difficult than people make them out to be – delicate and strong in presentation at the same time. You don’t realize the parameters you are working with until you actually build one. I plan on way more than wood, acrylic, casted, all kinds of things. But for now, here is my first effort in a pen. Simple Kingwood in a Cigar Pen.
Thanks for lookin’, and if you want to copy, well, feel free as usual.
-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com