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Project by Karson posted 12-27-2009 02:30 AM 1415 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was spending some time making some pens. I started out showing a fellow Mason Dixon member how to make pens. He must have thought I was too expensive so he wanted to make his own.

In reality his children wanted some for their friends so he thought he’d branch out in his wood making repertoire to include pens.

So after I got my lathe all set up again. I started to go through some of the wood that I’d gotten from some fellow LumberJocks.

From Harold I received some wood from Hawaii. The pens that I made from his wood are:

The top one being Milo and the bottom one being Mango. This wood was gotten in a trade with Harold for some local hardwoods from my area.

From Gerry I got some Texas Ebony and some Mesquite.

The wood you see in the background is some Texas Ebony pieces. The mesquite and ebony were purchased.

From Jeff Jeff the woodwhacker
I got some YellowHeart and some Figured mahogany. This wood was gotten in a trade of pen blanks between the two of us.

And from a person on the web that I ran across. some Desert Ironwood.

The wood that you see in the background is Desert Iron wood pieces. This wood was traded for some Macacubbba and Chechen from Central America.

From my own supplies I made a pen from Popular that had white, green and black coloration and some curly Oak.

I had three pieces with the same coloration.

The wood under the first picture in the posting is Big Leaf Maple Burl from Oregon.

-- 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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#1 posted 12-27-2009 02:39 AM

Very Nice. Wow.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#2 posted 12-27-2009 02:44 AM

I agree!! Very Nice!

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 12-27-2009 03:04 AM

You must do a lot of letter writing or cheque signing.. LOL
Super nice pens…

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#4 posted 12-27-2009 03:32 AM

Karson,
These pens are truly beautiful.
I love the mango and the desert ironwood best.
Great work

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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griff

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#5 posted 12-27-2009 03:37 AM

MAN, They sure do look good. Beautiful wood, even the popular looks good. You did a great job making them Karson.

I want to learn how one day

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#6 posted 12-27-2009 04:00 AM

Super pens,What a great assortment. there beautiful.

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#7 posted 12-27-2009 05:04 AM

Karson,
You’ve got the “United Nations” pen wood collection !
They are all beautiful!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin. ~ Eugene F. Ware

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#8 posted 12-27-2009 05:41 AM

wow

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 12-27-2009 05:46 AM

Karson, that wood sure does have some mileage on it. All of them look great! A lot of very nice presents.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#10 posted 12-27-2009 06:46 AM

Fantastic pens. You have gathered wood from all over the world and turned them into beautifull pens.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#11 posted 12-27-2009 07:49 AM

Those are some beauties. I really like the colors on the Poplar. It’s definitely one I can just stare at for a long time.

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#12 posted 12-27-2009 04:23 PM

Hi Karson,

Looks like you’re ready for a pen making marathon.

Beautiful work. Is David turning any?

Lee

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#13 posted 12-27-2009 04:48 PM

Hey Karson, its a Karma thing. They look great.
Thanks

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#14 posted 12-27-2009 05:22 PM

Lee I’ve tried to get David to try some, but he keeps saying no.

-- 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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#15 posted 12-27-2009 05:59 PM

Karson,
Great job on the pens! I like the desert ironwood the best followed by the curly oak, it’s close on those two. How do you finish your pens? I really like the natural look your pens have. Keep on keewping on!

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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