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Project by Gary posted 2530 days ago 1361 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gerry Rhoades crafted and posted this pen using a blank he obtained from my friend Eagle:

Eagle’s blank in that pen is called a Wave blank.
He made another blank using Maple, Walnut, Walnut, Maple; he sent it to me to make
a pen. What a joy and blessing to have completed this pen. His blank is a masterful
work. It is the equivalent of 4 Wave blanks; there are 154 pieces of wood in the blank glued up in 8 different gluing sessions. There are 148 strips of veneer with a glued up “base blank” to try to get diamonds of different colors.
It requires more than 2 ounces of CA to make the blank.

I’ve had the blank several weeks and have been waiting for a Beall Collect chuck to drill it; got one and it didn’t fit the lathe.
Bernie stopped by my home on his way back from Eagle’s and had his mini and BCC with him, so we drilled the blank and I turned it.

My photos were taken in natural light and in the last one you can see a ring of light that’s a reflection off the finished blank.
The kit is a Rhodium/22K Gold Jr. Statesman Fountain Pen.

I hope this does it justice:

All comments and criticisms welcome.

Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/





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Sawdust2

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#1 posted 2530 days ago

Criticisms?
Not likely. Eagle may make the blanks but you are the one that turns the art.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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WayneC

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#2 posted 2530 days ago

Outstanding craftsmanship on the blank and the finished pen.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Don

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#3 posted 2530 days ago

Wowzers!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 2530 days ago

what can I add. Great work, both of you.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Delano

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#5 posted 2530 days ago

Beautiful work!

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oscorner

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#6 posted 2530 days ago

It makes a super looking pen.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Karson

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#7 posted 2530 days ago

I great looking pen. It shows the masters art.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2529 days ago

yah.. amazing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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