Tycoon Pen

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Project by Fred Borden posted 10-03-2010 10:09 PM 1655 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tycoon Pen – Deer Antler, Black Palmwood, Poplar, Leopard Wood with Cedar Celtic Knott and Black Acrylic Lines.

-- Fred, Texas, Acts 2:38

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#1 posted 10-03-2010 11:27 PM

All I can say is wow!

-- Mike, Illinois,

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#2 posted 10-04-2010 12:10 AM

Fred-thats the nicest pen i have ever seen. I appreciate a fine pen and that one rates on the top of my list. Will you sell it to me?


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#3 posted 10-04-2010 01:17 AM

Very nice pen. Welcome to Lumber Jocks. Your pens and website are very professional. You have inspired me. Keep posting. I have enjoyed it. Post some pictures of your little shop sometime. I would enjoy seeing it and I am sure others would too.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#4 posted 10-04-2010 01:41 AM

very cool pen Fred!

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#5 posted 10-04-2010 02:51 AM

Nice pen! I’m getting ready to try a celtic knot also. What size kerf did you use? I made a trial run with 1/8 inch and it seemed too wide. Thanks for posting.

-- Rick

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#6 posted 10-04-2010 05:44 AM

Thanks for your comments. It’s God who helps me, He gets the Glory!

This particular pen has someones name on it but I can re create it closely enough if you still interested.
Thanks for your interest.

And Rick,
Follow the link on the miter saw below and thats the size kerf I use.
I use a jorgensen miter saw I purchased at Home Depot for $20.00 and use the clamp to secure a stop so as I rotate the pen blank the saw cuts in the same place every time. The inlay material needs to be the same thickness as the saw kerf. I used a 45 degree angle on this one. I also use a gluing pad I make by cutting a peice of plywood about 12×18 inches and attaching a 90 degree fence then I wax the sufaces real good to prevent the ca from sticking to it and use it to align the peices as I glue them up. As you glue the inlay strips you need to trim them flush with the pen blank on a band saw or sander.

-- Fred, Texas, Acts 2:38

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