My 2017 Pen Stand/ Clock entry

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Project by JTTHECLOCKMAN posted 02-28-2017 02:46 AM 943 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pen stand/clock that I entered into a contest on the IAP penturning site this past week. They run a fund raising party during the month of Feb every year and with this there are many different themed contests. I was able to get back in my shop after 3 years of being away due to illness and family matters. It feels good to get back. Anyway this was a project I worked on and entered into the Pen Stand Contest.

This was my 2017 Pen Stand Contest entry. It did take first place. Pen Stand/Clock is of a gambling theme. The materials are maple, walnut, rosewood poker chips, 2” clock insert and dice.

The playing cards were cut out on a scrollsaw and done in maple. The background of the symbols was painted flat black. the large dice is walnut. The base is rosewood with a bevel detail and covered with a dark green velvet. The wood parts were top coated in a satin lacquer.

The poker chips are stacked and shaped to hold a single pen of any size. The holder chips are flocked in green where the pen lays to protect it from scratching. Thanks for looking.

-- John T.

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#1 posted 02-28-2017 08:53 AM

FanTAStic, John.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 02-28-2017 02:19 PM

Hi John, Glad to see you back here and doing stuff again.
Congratulations on your win, it truly deserved to be No.1.
Fabulous pen stand.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 02-28-2017 08:03 PM

This is a great looking pen holder. You have done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 02-28-2017 08:36 PM

Really nice.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 03-01-2017 02:09 AM

This is really unique and beautiful. Fabulous job.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#6 posted 03-01-2017 04:55 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Much appreciated.

-- John T.

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#7 posted 03-01-2017 10:14 PM

Tis awesome! You should win

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 03-02-2017 06:32 PM

Beautiful motive, you realy ’’nailed’’ it with this. Outstanding details.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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