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Segmented Pen Turning - 5 woods represented

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Project by SNSpencer posted 1573 days ago 9951 views 8 times favorited 10 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 - http://www.etsy.com/shop/RefinedPallet





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remy97

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#1 posted 1573 days ago

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

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

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Rick

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#2 posted 1573 days ago

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

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Grant Davis

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#3 posted 1573 days ago

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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michelletwo

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#4 posted 1573 days ago

real nice color choices & sizes in the pattern

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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darryl

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#5 posted 1572 days ago

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

I like your style!

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SNSpencer

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#6 posted 1570 days ago

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 - http://www.etsy.com/shop/RefinedPallet

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SNSpencer

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#7 posted 1570 days ago

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 - http://www.etsy.com/shop/RefinedPallet

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Mark Scribner

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#8 posted 1365 days ago

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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SNSpencer

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#9 posted 1364 days ago

“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 - http://www.etsy.com/shop/RefinedPallet

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MShort

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#10 posted 1261 days ago

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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