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Project by Hacksaw007 posted 05-30-2016 08:31 AM 605 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a chance to work in the wood shop this holiday weekend. Made a few things and wanted to share them with the LJ people.

Always making pens: Red one is African Padauk, Green one is a Rutland wood Neon Green, not to be had anymore. Rutland burnt down to the ground 2 Decembers ago. The brown one is a Rutland “Coffee”, the orange one is a new and good laminated wood from Spectra Ply, bright colors and no complaints yet with the quality. These are on PSI slim lines.

Two of these pens are sold orders, the Pink one and Blue and Black, Rutland woods in the PSI Gatsby pen kit, which I am liking a lot and have been selling the most of.

What makes these pens special other than the woods, is that I finished them in sprayed on High Gloss Conversion Varnish. The finished product is very hard and durable, and looks like they are wet. I have people hesitate touching this finish because they think that it is still wet.

The two handled items are Nostepinne’s. The Nostepinne is a neat tool that finds its roots from Scandinavia. A tool used to wind a ball of yarn. It functions as the center of the ball while you wind the yarn around it. Once you have wound the ball, you slide it off the Nostepinne. Then you can pull the yarn from the center, the outside, or both. It goes by Nostepinne, Nostepinde, and Nosty. I sell a few of them. The first one is a Curley maple handled with a wonderful piece of Ziricote wood. The second one is fitted with a Turkish Walnut handle, with super hard Marble wood. Again all spray finished with High Gloss Conversion Varnish.

Thanks for taking the time to share this workshop time with me.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#1 posted 05-30-2016 01:11 PM

Nice projects.The pens are colorful.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 05-30-2016 02:07 PM

Cool projects! Thanks for the information on the finish.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-30-2016 03:40 PM

I always like your work. These look good, and thanks for the education on the Nostys.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 05-30-2016 07:31 PM

This is a nice lot of projects. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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