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Project by PanamaJack posted 04-18-2017 06:41 PM 786 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If I can turn the material on a Wood lathe, I’ll make a pen out of it!

I really like making functional Art items.

I can make some really interesting pens out of scraps, I do recycle a lot…..js

Let me know what you may think…..

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)





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Raymond Thomas

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#1 posted 04-18-2017 06:56 PM

I really like the modern steam-punk look of the first pen. I would like to read how you went about making that one.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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PanamaJack

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#2 posted 04-18-2017 07:25 PM

I did not make the actual blank. Each pen component set/kit has a different size/diameter. Circuit board blanks are only made in 7MM, 8MM, 10MM and 3/8”. Just match the right diameters up and either order the 5” blank or matching made for kit blank.

This is a Steam Punk Bolt Action component set. In this case the tube diameter is 3/8” and I ordered the 3/8” Circuit board from Bear Tooth Woods.

Here’s that website: http://www.beartoothwoods.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=4725

Hope this helps! If you need more directions let me know. I use carbide tools of this type of blank!

Best regards
Randy


I really like the modern steam-punk look of the first pen. I would like to read how you went about making that one.

- Raymond Thomas


-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 04-18-2017 07:36 PM

Nice work, I made a cpl bullet pens Sat for a birthday party, always popular gifts. I love steampunk style for some reason. I’m getting ready to make a lamp. All great looking pens

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Texcaster

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#4 posted 04-18-2017 07:42 PM



I really like the modern steam-punk look of the first pen. I would like to read how you went about making that one.

- Raymond Thomas

Me too! Lots of attitude!

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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bushmaster

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#5 posted 04-19-2017 12:01 AM

fabulous bunch of pens.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 04-19-2017 12:15 AM

PanamaJack, Great combination of ”Steam” and ”CB”. The other pens are not too shabby either.

While turning a pen may be ROTM (Run Of The Mill) for a turner, prospective recipients (gift or $) don’t appreciate the many oopsies one has to factor in. A large chip out or the CB makes me consider “replacement” vs “repair time”... I always err on the latter.

If you make a lot of pens and recycle… tag them ”BOOMBYs”... great hit with friends.

PS. BOOMBY... Branch Out Of My Back Yard.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 04-19-2017 01:35 AM

I like the first one, a real eye catcher!!! The others are also nice but this steampunk style seems to be a hit.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 04-19-2017 05:24 PM

These are all nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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N3FSD

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#9 posted 04-23-2017 10:50 PM

Some Good Stuff there, Panama Jack! Here is s neat idea for you to try out… I formerly worked for a plastics re-cycling company where one of the services we performed was taking PET Purge and re-ground it back into PET resin for repurposing. PET is the clear plastic that water bottles, and many food grade clamshell containers. The process demands that PET resin is melted and then blow-injected to form the bottles, containers whatever. At the end of each run, the excess melted PET is purged from the injection machines to avoid solidifying inside the machinery. The resulting “purge” creates hardened greyish-white puddles, something similar looking to a white cow patty! It it this purge that is then re-ground so it can be re-heated and melted for other runs. Having obtained several of these “white cow patties”, i ripped them into 3/4” X 3/4” X 6” pen blanks. I then drilled and turned these as I would other acrylic blanks. The result was an unusual piece that we were able to use as promotional pieces for our valued clients.

-- "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind... and you shall love your neighbor as yourself"

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N3FSD

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#10 posted 04-23-2017 11:23 PM

Some Good Stuff there, Panama Jack! Here is s neat idea for you to try out… I formerly worked for a plastics re-cycling company where one of the services we performed was taking PET Purge and re-ground it back into PET resin for repurposing. PET is the clear plastic that water bottles, and many food grade clamshell containers. The process demands that PET resin is melted and then blow-injected to form the bottles, containers whatever. At the end of each run, the excess melted PET is purged from the injection machines to avoid solidifying inside the machinery. The resulting “purge” creates hardened greyish-white puddles, something similar looking to a white cow patty! It it this purge that is then re-ground so it can be re-heated and melted for other runs. Having obtained several of these “white cow patties”, i ripped them into 3/4” X 3/4” X 6” pen blanks. I then drilled and turned these as I would other acrylic blanks. The result was an unusual piece that we were able to use as promotional pieces for our valued clients.

-- "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind... and you shall love your neighbor as yourself"

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