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Project by Seer posted 06-21-2010 05:25 PM 1714 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I hope you all had a good weekend I did I feel. The first pen is a Stabilized Buckeye Burl on a Sedona that I got as a test piece from a friend on another site ( This new material turns with more dust than ribbons but there is no obnoxious smell to it and it is eco friendly.

The second is a Teak Slimline in a Gold TI, the special part of this piece is this came from the deck of the USS Wisconsin BB-64 the new owner of this pen was given this wood and he gave it to me in exchange for a pen of his choosing. He chose a Slimline so I made one from the best finish available. While turning this wood my wife came out and said it smelled like an old dock area, she is from Hyannis so she would know.

The third is a Chrome Diplomat with a bookmatched canarywood crosscut which actually came from the Canarywood Bandsaw Box Project, I don’t believe in wasting anything.

The fourth is the last piece of my home cast shredded US Currency in a keychain. All in all I am quite happy with this and hope you all enjoy looking at them.


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#1 posted 06-21-2010 06:09 PM

I like the Buckeye Burl and only wish it were strong enough for my cane handles but I may be able to use a stabilized wood. The teak is beautiful and has great history to it. Nice work!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 06-21-2010 06:35 PM

beautiful turnings!
how did you cast the blank for the keychain? i have a bag of shredded US currency and ive been wanting to do that but i didnt really know how to..
Thanks, Mike

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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#3 posted 06-21-2010 06:43 PM

Nice very nice

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 06-21-2010 07:23 PM

mmh this stabilized wood I think would be more than strong enough for that, if you want the vendors name let me know by pm ok.

Mike I used the 2 part small set Casting Craft from Michaels. After mixing the 2 parts I then added all the currency I could and stirred it slowly to aleviate the air bubbles. When you think you have enough currency add more and then pour it into your mold. After I poured it into my mold I put it on my scrollsaw and turned it on, the vibration helps get rid of most if not all the small bubbles. After a day I unmolded it and cut it up. One thing though when you make a pen you have to paint the inside of the blank or the tube will show through. More info on casting can be found at if you want.


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#5 posted 06-21-2010 10:10 PM

Great job on all. What really caught my eye is the first pen. You can see what looks like a photo of a purdy dog near the bottom. That’s really cool. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#6 posted 06-22-2010 12:55 PM

These are all just beautiful! The stands are really well done also. I love the patterns in the wood – you really picked nice pieces. Great work!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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