|Project by jfk4032||posted 05-02-2016 08:07 PM||779 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
The first of these pens I made for my son’s girlfriend for her upcoming graduation. She is graduating from the University of Maryland, as did my son and as I did. The segmented pieces are ebony, bloodwood, yellow heart and holly, to match the University of Maryland colors. I had plenty of leftover little pieces from the UM Terp Intarsia piece I made last Fall for my son’s graduation: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/201306
I liked the 2016 version so much, I made another pen for my son with the 2015 band on it (his graduation year). I made another one for myself (I’m sure they don’t carry a band with my graduation year on it, so I went with a golf club clip instead!) These are slimline kits, and the year bands and golf club clips all purchased from PSI.
I cut the pieces at a 30º angle and sandwiched in a thin sheet of brass to create more definition between the colors. I saw that idea from a pen JWF posted in March: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/232770, so thanks JWF!
The pieces were glued together with CA but drilling them was a bit tricky. I had one that blewup there, but I was able to reglue and save that one. I might try epoxy next time, but not sure how well that turns once dried. I finished with a CA surface and they all came out fantastic.
-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!