|Project by Durnik150||posted 01-09-2010 02:49 AM||1606 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
Ok, I realize that this is not wood. But, this is the first pen I have ever turned and I will be doing tons more in the future out of wood. The process is the same I just used an acrylic blank for the first shot.
Over the last month I have purchased a lathe and most of the beginning accouterments to get started. After several turned chunks of wood I decided to buckle down and make a pen. This was my first shot at it.
It looks better than it really is. There is a little bit of an edge where the acrylic tubes end which should not be there and the pen twist mechanism is about 1/32” off so the pen tip doesn’t fully come out of the nib.
Other than that I had a great time considering it was my first shot at it. I will be trying Zebrawood, Curly Pyinma, and another acrylic in the near future. I’ll post their results.
Thanks for looking!
-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO