Pens I've Made and a Natural Edge Pecan Bowl

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Project by woodkiller posted 05-15-2010 09:34 PM 1687 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first post on the new website. I’ve lurking here a couple of years and finally joined. These are some of my recent pens. I tend to do small projects because that is the type of equipment I have. I make pens, small bowls, goblets, wine stoppers, pepper/salt mills, etc. Soon I hope to have a 14” band saw so I can make boxes. I enjoy doing the laser kits, they can be a challenge. I have only had a lathe for about 18 months. I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures. Russell

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#1 posted 05-16-2010 12:18 AM

Nice group of pens. Like them all! Welcome to LJ’s

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#2 posted 05-16-2010 12:25 AM

Wow, nice colors , shapes and blanks. All well done. Cool.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 05-16-2010 01:22 AM

Welcome to the group. I love the Lotus. What’s the wood?

-- I may not know a lot, but at least I know that I don't know.?.?. I think.

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#4 posted 05-16-2010 01:54 AM

Hey Russell:

The Cigar Fountain Pen is very Classy looking! Cigar Pens, and in particular Fountain Pens, are my Favourite! Welcome to Lumber Jocks!

You can only learn by DOING Russell & NO Disrespect intended, but most LJ’ers would like to see a description of the Items shown in ”Projects”. i.e. I’d like to know what the Cigar Pen is made from. Your Bowl is Beautiful!! What type of Wood is it made from, what type of Finish did you apply etc.

Also if you had to do something “out of the ordinary” (not here) to acomplish a “Project”. We’d all like to hear about that also. Most of us are GOOD Woodworkers, but we can always be MORE GOODER than we are. ;-}

I’m continuosly learning from this Site, thanks to a lot of Great Projects Posted by other LJ’ers and ”Reviews”, “Forums etc. and a lot of other Information that I’m sure you’ll get around to finding …LOL..

Once again this is intended as an ”Assist” not a “Criticism”. Thanks for Posting. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Regards: Rick

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#5 posted 05-16-2010 03:46 AM

What kind of wood was used in the first pen? It is beautiful =]

-- Jess

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#6 posted 05-16-2010 04:21 AM

Thanks for the comments. I forgot to tell the type of wood. It is Ambyona Burl and is sanded to 600 grit, then buffed with white diamond. All the pens have a CA finish sanded to 12k. The pecan bowl is finished with spray lacquer.

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#7 posted 05-16-2010 05:29 AM

Welcome to LJ’s, sounds like you’ve been browsing and learning from the site longer than I’ve known its existed. You do nice work and I’m glad you’ve joined so we can see it too. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#8 posted 05-16-2010 05:43 AM

Mighty fine. I don’t make many of those expensive pens, the market just don’t call for them. I have a pen display in my daughters pack & ship store and it does well. Did $500 last month and we are at $400 this month already. Sales not real important cause i’m havin fun but it’s nice to recoup some of the expence. Happy tuning.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#9 posted 05-16-2010 03:40 PM

Fantastic group of pens. Lots of variety there. Love the natural pecan bowl. Nice shape and the grain and inclusions are outstanding.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#10 posted 05-16-2010 11:55 PM

That pen is amazing! Wish I had more time to play around with stuff like that. Welcome to LJ’s

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#11 posted 05-17-2010 02:35 AM

Thats a real high end looking pen

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