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Project by Sawdust2 posted 09-22-2007 06:46 PM 1576 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a massive pen project that must be done a week before Christmas so I am starting now.

These two are Classic American Twist pens from Woodcraft kit. The first is from natural Georgia pecan that a friend harvested from his yard. The second is the same kit but with Cherry burl. The last is a bunch of burl that will be made into various pens.

A great source of pen burls is

I took these photos a bunch of times. These are the best results. One day, after I stop turning, I guess, I’ll figure out how to take better pictures.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#1 posted 09-22-2007 08:25 PM

Got all the customers identified.

Great looking pens.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 09-22-2007 10:38 PM

Beautiful pens, but Lee, I must say the link you provided really makes my day! Thanks for sharing that especially. I should probably take a hint from you and figure out what the Christmas projects will be so that I spend a minimum amount of time working in the cold and propane fumes.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 09-23-2007 03:12 AM

Great looking pens! Since pens require so little wood, it’s got to be a nice hobby to make them as gifts for people.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 09-23-2007 03:27 AM

That cherry burl is really pretty! Good luck with the Christmas turnings.

-- Robb

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#5 posted 09-24-2007 06:01 AM

Sounds like you’re going to a family get-together and know who gets what for being good all year ;P
Bill at AZS does a good job of providing toys for us penmaking addicts.
Nice looking work.

-- Gary, Florida

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