Thanksgiving Pens

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Project by jeepstyx posted 12-04-2010 05:50 PM 1503 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With an extended weekend I decided to make a few pens. It’s been a while so it was nice to sit down with the lathe. I had stopped by a local Wood Craft who had a bunch of scrap wood on sale. After a lot of digging I was able to find some nice burls.

The first is a standard slimline. The set was my first pencil. I ran into some issues with voids, but I just filled it in with some CA and shavings. The last 2 are corian slimlines, one of which was my first without a clip. I took advantage of Wood Crafts sale on the Nova chuck, and decided to make a solid top pen. It’s thin at the top, but now I know to leave a little more stock the next time.

-- Tim • Land O Lakes, FL

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#1 posted 12-04-2010 06:05 PM

They look great! What kind of wood is used in the first two pictures?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-04-2010 07:06 PM

great looking set of pens.

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#3 posted 12-05-2010 12:45 AM

Nice looking pens, I worked on some today for my wife to give a friend. I also made a box to fit them in i will post soon. Suiperb work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 12-05-2010 05:38 AM

I’m really not sure of the wood type. They were mixed in a box with other scrap woods. Thanks for looking.

-- Tim • Land O Lakes, FL

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