Retro Bloodwood Pen

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Project by DonFaulk0517 posted 08-09-2010 03:00 AM 1607 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Turned another Retro style pen, but this time out of Bloodwood. One has 24K Gold plating, the other has Chrome plating. My wife plans on appropriating one (or both), since she likes the feel of the Retro Pen and it goes along with her favorite movie series, Twilight… thinks the Bloodwood goes with the movie’s vampires!


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#1 posted 08-09-2010 03:40 AM

I see you suffer from the same thing I do – a loss of pens. Every time I turn a pen, my wife says it is her favorite – and is also the last time I see it. Both of your pens look great. What finish did you use?

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#2 posted 08-09-2010 03:57 AM

Those are really cool looking.
So your pens vanish like….Vampires?
Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 08-09-2010 04:49 AM

i’ve had some bloodwood bits sitting around, and i’ve been debating turning them into pens (there might have been a pun in there)... these look so excellent, i think you’ve sold me :)

-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.

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#4 posted 08-09-2010 05:26 AM

I like um. BZ It’s my daughter Marie that cops my pens although she turns them as well. I’ll show her one I made and she says “I may have to have that one” LOL

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#5 posted 08-11-2010 02:00 AM

I sand to 12,000 micro mesh and then finish with Mylands Cellulose Sanding Sealer, EEE-Ultra Shine Paste Wax, Mylands Friction Polish, and then Renaissance Wax. I also use the wax on all the pen’s components.

Good Luck!


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