More pen gifts made in the past 6 months

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Project by jfk4032 posted 01-09-2017 08:37 PM 727 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been tied up with work and a large workshop build so I haven’t posted for a while. These pens were all gifts for others.

The first two had accent elements made from a neat composite called WebbWood™. I was given some samples of this engineered wood/plastic composite (WebbWood™) to play around with. The deal was I would make a piece or two with these samples and send the manufacturer back a few photos that they could use as testimonials about their product. It worked well and the pens came up real nice. So, what I came up with was a traditional looking pen stock, which is Curly Katalox, a very dense exotic species and I made a 6 segment ring of the rainbow product so only the thin side grain could be seen from its perimeter. I inlaid two pieces of brass as accents between the Katalox and the rainbow piece and angle cut those at 15˚. Finished with Beall buffing system.

The pen set was a his and hers wedding gift. I intertwined two thick brass sheets to form interlocking rings ala the celtic knot. The pens are Cocobolo and I made the “his” pen a little thicker than the more elegant and lady-like “her” pen.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#1 posted 01-09-2017 11:55 PM

Nice job on all of them, I love doing the knots. Thx for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 01-10-2017 05:12 AM

nice craftsmanship!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 01-10-2017 12:33 PM

Like the segmented ring.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 01-10-2017 04:27 PM

Those will make awesome gits Joel. Nicely turned!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 01-11-2017 12:53 PM

the detail in them looks nice

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