Dovetail Pen Experiment - Success!!

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This was an experimental journey for me. Creating this pen was a challenge and I learned quite a few lessons along the way. If you are interested in how this was created and the lessons that were learned along the way you can check out my Dovetail Pen Blog series.

Here is the link to the beginning of the Blog Series:
Dovetail Pen Turning #1: The adventure of dovetail pen turning begins.

Pen in the picture – Maple and Padauk around a “Classic” Rollerball kit from PSI.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#1 posted 1651 days ago

Cool beans!

Is an experimental journey anything like a sentimental journey?


-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----

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#2 posted 1651 days ago

Nice! I continue to be amazed at what some of you come up with.


-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#3 posted 1651 days ago

This is great. Man I need to get into turning pens! Very nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 1651 days ago

Very cool, I know a guy who runs a business making dovetailed furniture and this would be a very cool promo “give away” prize at wood shows for him, very nice work!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#5 posted 1651 days ago

These are really cool. Like most pen turners, I am willing to spin just about anything and pretty much have. Therefore, when a great idea like this comes up…..something I haven’t turned before, it is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for the post.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 1651 days ago

UPDATE: 1/14/10 – SOLD!! Finished for less than a day and it is already being enjoyed. Did not even have the time to list it on my Etsy account. Guess I will have to make a few more.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#7 posted 1651 days ago

cool idea, it looks really nice.

-- The ability to learn is innate, not the desire.

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#8 posted 1651 days ago

looks awesome

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#9 posted 1651 days ago

That’s amazing!

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#10 posted 1651 days ago

Nice pen and congratulations on the sale.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#11 posted 1651 days ago

Man, I’d buy one of those. Cool pen plus cool skills= awesome pen.

-- Come down off the cross, we can use the wood. -Tom Waits

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#12 posted 1651 days ago

Sweet!!! Cool Idea!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 1651 days ago

That’s really neat I was wanting to something like this on a larger piece for bedposts, hadn’t thought of the dovetails that looks REALLY neat.

-- Jen loves wood!

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#14 posted 1650 days ago

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#15 posted 1650 days ago

great idea. got to try it. thanks

-- Keep Your Stick On The Ice

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