|Project by Llarian||posted 11-22-2009 08:07 AM||1677 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
I’m fairly happy with how the first two of these came out.
The first is an Amboyna Burl, which I really like working with. I need to get a bandsaw so I can buy burls in bulk for turning purposes. They look stunning when finished.
The second is a Bocote fountain pen. Honestly, I can’t imagine ever using something like this. The pen is massive, and just doesn’t feel right even in my fairly large hands. (Also, I get ink all over myself when I try to use fountain pens, but that’s a different matter)
The third is full of mistakes, sadly, I think it would’ve been my favorite of the 3. (Actually, I think it still is). The cap section of this kit uses a 9/16” forstner bit instead of a brad-point, and my drill press has a slightly runout chuck, so the cap cracked a little due to heat. On top of that, I caught the heel of my skew when working with the body section and blew a big chunk out. I fixed it with expoxy and shavings, but its still obvious that its cracked. I’ll probably keep this one and use it myself in the office of something. The wood is Pink Ivory, which I really like once its finished.
-- Dylan Vanderhoof - General hobbiest and reluctant penmaker. http://llarian.etsy.com