Segmented Pen Turning - 5 woods represented

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Project by SNSpencer posted 03-22-2010 11:01 PM 32844 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at a segmented pen turning… not too shabby. I figure that since I have moved on to higher quality pen kits I would try to make blanks a bit fancier too.

Woods used to make the pen blank: Maple, Black Walnut, Mahogany, Yellowheart and African Mahogany.
After turning I encased the pen in acrylic and polished it to a gloss sheen.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#1 posted 03-22-2010 11:09 PM

oohhhh wow man! thats nice, and not to mention it has a nice desinge

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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#2 posted 03-22-2010 11:53 PM

Beautiful Pens Jef! I’d be proud to have one of those Beauties sticking out of my shirt pocket!!

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#3 posted 03-23-2010 02:45 AM

Jef, those are fantastic looking pieces of work. Would you happen to have any pictures of the blanks during the segmenting process before they were turned?

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#4 posted 03-23-2010 06:32 AM

real nice color choices & sizes in the pattern

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#5 posted 03-24-2010 03:19 AM

great looking pen! I really like that.
looks like you are also using my favorite hardware!

I like your style!

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#6 posted 03-25-2010 09:37 PM

Sorry I forgot about this for a couple of days. Here are a few pics of the left over pen blank that I glued up for this project.

Pen Blank 1

Pen Blank 2

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#7 posted 03-25-2010 09:39 PM

I think I will take these left over pieces and use them for another pen, without the segmentation. There is not enough left to slice them up for another segmented pen but they are long enough as is for standard pen blanks.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#8 posted 10-17-2010 05:08 AM

Jef- These are good looking!

What do you mean when you say “I encased the pen in acrylic and polished it to a gloss sheen.”? What product do you use?

-- Mark, Kansas

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#9 posted 10-18-2010 06:36 PM

“encased in acrylic” is fancy talk for the CA Glue technique. It’s a bit more marketable than saying “covered in super glue”

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#10 posted 01-29-2011 06:13 AM

Very cool. I just started messing with segmented pens about a week ago and like it. I came across this posting. Thanks for posting the blank that was used to make this pattern. You have started my wheels turning on the possibilities.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#11 posted 09-12-2014 04:17 PM

Ditto…will be pursuing some new directions, now that I’ve seen these. So a completed blank for the pens you show here are a series of rotated slices from the blank you made? Awesome!

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