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I just finished this pen. It is Ebony and Birdseye Maple.
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#1 posted 11-12-2007 05:39 PM
I really like the knot concept.
-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)
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#2 posted 11-12-2007 05:47 PM
and the contrasts in colour – stunning
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#3 posted 11-12-2007 06:46 PM
There seem to be quite some people making pens.I must say that I never saw this before, and it’s quite intreaging.
Does anyone have a suggestion how I could learn to make them?
#4 posted 11-12-2007 06:51 PM
Here’s where I learned:
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#5 posted 11-12-2007 08:27 PM
-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28
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#6 posted 11-12-2007 09:06 PM
Nice pen, I also like the contrasting woods.
-- Andy Stark
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#7 posted 11-13-2007 12:03 AM
Outstanding work. The contrast of the color tones works beautifully, and the knot looks terrific. How long did it to set up?
-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/
#8 posted 11-13-2007 12:19 AM
Thanks Mark. I cut and glued the insets last night. I used Titebond III, so I clamped and let the first cut cure for about three hours, and the other one overnight. I turned it this morning with no issues.
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#9 posted 11-13-2007 12:37 AM
Very nice looking Pen. Does the Birds Eye maple have any eyes showing in the small pieces. I like to use crotch wood for the figure in small pieces.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia email@example.com †
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#10 posted 11-13-2007 12:42 AM
Rik,Great job. Seeing the results of your work and the others that’ve been done makes the time spent writing the how-to all the more worthwhile. The ebony looks great with the maple.Glad my previous post served you well.
-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/
#11 posted 11-13-2007 12:45 AM
Karson: There isn’t too much figure showing. It is the contrast of the colors that make it work.
Gary: Thanks for the tutorial—I feel that you took me to a new level. Thanks again.
Todd A. Clippinger
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#12 posted 11-13-2007 03:32 AM
Nice work, very sophisticated.
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com
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#13 posted 11-13-2007 04:39 AM
Nice looking pen.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#14 posted 11-13-2007 05:24 AM
These are great. Can you show a picture if the glued up blanks before they are turned?
-- Bob A in NJ
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#15 posted 11-13-2007 05:47 AM
OK!I’ve taken a piece of padauk and made the jig and cut the maple and planed it to size.I’ve cut the grooves in the order shown on the blog and glued in the pieces at the appropriate times so that somewhere inside the blank they must cross.From the outside it looks like it will just spiral.Tomorrow we turn!(Tomorrow we start over?) Why do you have a support on the left side?
-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.
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