|Project by Dukegijoe||posted 04-02-2010 08:07 PM||2505 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
I received a request for a Red Oak pen… I know… a Red Oak Pen! Wondering how I would make it interesting, I started looking at the lumber I had on-hand. All of it was fairly plain and normal. I was planning on hitting a lumber yard later in the week, so I hoped to find something better at the yard. In the meantime, I had a home improvement project I needed to do, so I went to Home Depot. Well, as you can see from the picture, I decided to make a run by the lumber area… I figured why not?
Well the first two pictures show the board I found in the lumber rack at Home Depot. I couldn’t believe it was in the rack! The last three pictures are the pen made for the customer. If you look close you can see where I ran into a problem.
As an FYI, the customer wanted the slimline version of the pen (not cigar, I know), but he wanted it as thick as possible. Add to that the request for Red Oak, and I was really confused, but he is a customer! Finally, I did have a problem when turning the pen, I am betting you can find it, but the customer just thought it was part of the figure of the wood. Overall, I am really happy with how it turned out, and really happy I went to Home Depot!
-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett