Pens for Christmas 2009

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Project by drbyte posted 12-02-2009 06:35 PM 1304 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother has decided he wants to learn how to make pens. These are the ones I made (and let him help with) for his work buddies (DBA Team), neighbor, and pastor (olive wood). 6 are maple over walnut since he wanted “DBA Team” burned on, and slim-line kits. The large one near the center is all walnut and a “Mont-Blanc” style pen. The olive wood is a slim-line kit and black enamel metal.

-- Dennis, WV

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#1 posted 12-02-2009 06:47 PM

Nice bunch of pens

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-02-2009 11:24 PM

Nice set of pens the same shape i do on my Slims good work


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#3 posted 12-02-2009 11:34 PM

how did you do the lettering?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 12-03-2009 02:57 AM

Very nice, used at wood burner for the lettering? You must have nerves of steel to write that small?

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#5 posted 12-03-2009 04:12 PM

Thanks to all for the good comments.
I used a small wood-burner, approx. 20 watts and a small home-made brass tip.
It is a small ‘soldering iron style’ burner, not an actual pyrography pen style.
I did the burning while pen was still on lathe.
Used the lathe “steady rest” to rest my wrist on, worked pretty good.
Then I did final sanding and buffing.
Customer liked them and has already paid and took delivery.

-- Dennis, WV

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#6 posted 12-04-2009 12:55 PM

I’ve wondered about engraving on the pens….
I’ve lost my pyro pen tips :(
Might just have to buy a new set so I can get that fine tip fired up again.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 12-04-2009 02:00 PM

No, Debbie. You need to get a laser.


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

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#8 posted 12-04-2009 08:36 PM

“need” a laser.. budget says, “ain’t going to happen” :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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