a lowly slimline pen

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Project by Gary posted 12-18-2007 06:01 AM 1765 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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doesn’t look quite the same when you omit some hardware.
I’m working on a set of CD Racks for a coworker—actually making something other than a pen ;0—and while the glue-ups for the sides are drying I took a break to make this pen.
It’s a gunmetal slimline without the centerband made with crossgrain black cherry.
The finish is CA and buffed out with plastic polish.
This was a kick to turn as all I used were two scary sharp skews the entire time and little curly shavings were billowing off the blank floating around while I was shaping the pen.

-- Gary, Florida

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#1 posted 12-18-2007 12:10 PM

Looks good. You got a nice finish on it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 12-18-2007 12:26 PM

That’s a good looking pen.

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#3 posted 12-18-2007 12:30 PM

Looks good Gary. I remember a friend of mine that would cut out pieces of a plastic Clorox jug to use for accent stripes at the butt end of a gun stock. Just a thought…Might make some cool pen “striping”. Lots o different colors of plastic jugs out there too!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 12-18-2007 02:14 PM

pretty poetic description of the process.. I’ve never made a pen (or turned anything) but it sure sounds like a wonderful experience

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 12-18-2007 02:40 PM

it is a nice pen. I like the shape.

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