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Project by Stonekettle posted 08-30-2010 06:36 AM 1592 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Didn’t have time for any major turning this weekend. So instead I turned a few pens. From left to right: Pen Multi-tool in cocobolo (contains a knife, pen, screwdriver and a pair of tweezers); copper and myrtle; brushed aluminum and Afzelia burl; gold and red cedar; and finally chrome and myrtle burl. All the pens are Wall Street II models. All the kits came from Woodcraft. Finish is Mylans.

That Afzelia burl is beautiful, but it’s a major pain to turn. It’s fragile and wants to shatter when it gets thin. The first piece I turned split and chipped into a dozen pieces. So the second time I used a very sharp mini spindle gouge instead of the standard skew and that worked perfectly. You really hate losing any of that stuff, since it’s so damned expensive. The end results are worth it though, I think.

-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station

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#1 posted 08-30-2010 02:01 PM

Nice looking Pens! Those are some beautiful woods.
Thanks for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 08-30-2010 04:05 PM

Yes, those are some nice looking pens.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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#3 posted 08-30-2010 10:53 PM

Very nice. You did a good job on them.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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