Office set in recycled claro walnut

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Project by Llarian posted 11-30-2009 01:48 AM 1273 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a somewhat fun little project, and I like how it turned out.

I visited my sister and brother-in-law over Thanksgiving. Jason (my brother-in-law) happens to be a banjo maker, so of course we got talking about woodworking. Since I’d recently gotten into turning, I figured I’d take a gander at his cutoff bin and found several old claro walnut dowel pegs that he didn’t like the sizing on, so I took them home.

The first of then turned down to this pen and letter opener set. The blanks are a 2 piece laminate, but you’d never know it unless you were looking for it. I’d never worked with claro before, its really a lovely wood.

(I also got a 2’ x 5” x 5” spalted apple plank that I hope to turn some bowls and maybe a hollow form from once I get the tools, I can’t wait to work with that piece!)

-- Dylan Vanderhoof - General hobbiest and reluctant penmaker.

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#1 posted 11-30-2009 03:53 AM

very nice work..what holds the parts of the pen together?

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 11-30-2009 04:09 AM

They’re press fit into aluminum tubes that get glued into the blank before turning.

-- Dylan Vanderhoof - General hobbiest and reluctant penmaker.

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#3 posted 11-30-2009 04:44 AM

nice set

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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