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Solid Surface pens-Batch-3-28

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Project by rtree posted 04-12-2010 09:38 PM 1501 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pen Selection for Wilson Art Solid Surface Samples.
If you’re going to make one, you might as well make several.
Project Type: Assorted Pens
Project Name: Solid Surface pens
Date Completed: 20 Mar 2010
Description: Several Slim Line Pens-solid surface
Material: Wilson Art Solid Surface-Earth Stone Collection.
Suppliers: Hardware from penmakingsupplies.com

-- RT --- The older I get, the smarter my father gets. I should have paid more attention when I was younger.





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LarryDNJR

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#1 posted 04-12-2010 10:14 PM

These look cool. Slim pens? Did you order the 3” x 3” pieces?

-- ~Larry Columbus, OH

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rtree

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#2 posted 04-12-2010 11:04 PM

No, our company also has a cabinet shop and I scrounge what ever is leftover. I also get The 3” x 3” samples as they are discontinued. I’ve got enough to do several hundred pens now, so I have slacked off bringing anything else home for now. (as per my wife’s orders). The hardest part is drilling exactly down the center of the solid surface material because it is only 1/2” thick.

-- RT --- The older I get, the smarter my father gets. I should have paid more attention when I was younger.

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LarryDNJR

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#3 posted 04-12-2010 11:22 PM

Oh lucky you to get all those pieces. :) Well if it helps your wife’s orders send some my way. lol I’ll alleviate the load in your stock pile. hehe

Ya with 1/2” thick basically only do slim pens I’m guessing.

-- ~Larry Columbus, OH

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Rick

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#4 posted 04-13-2010 12:55 AM

RT:

First of all Welcome to Lumber Jocks! I just had a look at ALL of your Pen Postings. GOOD STUFF! The Mescalbean is my Favorite.

Would you like my Mailing Address? ...LOL… Larrry, as you can see from his Avatar, is pretty busy fixing his Toilet and probably doesn’t have the time to do any more Pens anyway. UH OH! I think that Wrench is heading my way!! ;-}

I’m Outta Here!

Rick

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

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ed220

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#5 posted 10-23-2011 04:51 PM

Nice looking pens…haven’t tried solid surface yet. Pen making is sure addictive.

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rtree

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#6 posted 10-23-2011 11:02 PM

I retired this spring and haven’t had time to do many more pens. I have been working on my house, expanding my shop and helping part time at my old job. They just can’t live without me :-). I just started back into my pens. I have been working on some jigs to make the process go faster. I have made 11 new jigs for my pen making. The best one is the micro adjustable drill press jig for drilling exactly in the middle of the 1/2” solid surface material. If you drill exactly down the middle, you can also do comfort pens, trim line pens and even designer pens. If you are off even just a little, you are lucky to get a slim line out of it. I make pens out of anything i can scrounge. Flooring is a good material. It is hard and dry. sands and polish’s up real nice. Used wood has a lot of character. A while back someone commented on how tired he was of seeing peoples pens. He felt that they weren’t very big projects and wasted space here with all the pictures. I have seen so many fantastic projects on this site that I decided not to show off any more of my pens because I didn’t want upset anyone. That was about 100 pens ago. I still make them, I just don’t brag about them here anymore. jump in, it’s a lot of fun and not that expensive. Best of luck.

-- RT --- The older I get, the smarter my father gets. I should have paid more attention when I was younger.

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