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This is another copper pen I recently made. It is a Hybrid copper cigar kit with my braided copper blank cast in a clear resin. It was spun to shape, sanded and polished. I donated this pen to a benefit auction going on over at the IAP penturning forum for a young man who is undergoing cancer treatments. I posted this here in case someone is looking for some nice writing instruments for either their loved ones or for themselves for Christmas presents. Here is the link penefit.org Thanks for looking and any comments or questions are always welcomed.

-- John T.





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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#1 posted 12-14-2010 10:27 AM

Sorry the link was www.penefit.org.

Hope this is allowed here. If not the mods can remove it. Thanks.

-- John T.

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sedcokid

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#2 posted 12-14-2010 02:19 PM

This is one gorgeous pen. I have seen braided metals before but never in this venue…. What a great job and what a great cause. I hope that it sells for bunches!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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rance

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#3 posted 12-14-2010 03:34 PM

Now John, there’s a new twist on a copper pen. I may have to try that. Very cool, and nicely done too. The copper kit certainly matches well too.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 12-14-2010 04:04 PM

This is perfect! Love the colors.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 12-14-2010 04:30 PM

Beautiful pen. I’ve been wondering about those metal braided blanks. How was it to turn? Does it each up the chisels, or did it turn easily? More like wood or composite or stone?

Great job, and a nice donation to a worthy cause.

-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/

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#6 posted 12-14-2010 04:37 PM

Ooooh, I like that. Very cool, unique.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#7 posted 12-14-2010 10:16 PM

very nice ,Jophn.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#8 posted 12-15-2010 12:25 AM

“Beautiful pen. I’ve been wondering about those metal braided blanks. How was it to turn? Does it each up the chisels, or did it turn easily? More like wood or composite or stone?

Great job, and a nice donation to a worthy cause.”

Mark I cast these myself. There is a clear resin covering the braided copper sleeving. So as far as turning goes it is as easy as turning any other acrylic blank.

Thanks all for the kind words and I too hope it can add a few dollars to the piggy for the young man. I understand he is having more problems with accepting the radiation treatments and the body is starting to reject them. Hope everything goes better. There are so many of these stories out there and this is just one we at the IAP took on and may become something we will continue to do in the future.

-- John T.

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Sandy

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#9 posted 12-15-2010 01:50 PM

Hi, John,

Beautiful pen, and I understand the acrylic casting part. But where do you get the braided copper sleeves (which I assume go over the brass tubes prior to casting the acrylic)?

Sandy

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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#10 posted 12-15-2010 05:13 PM

Hello Sandy

I get this particular copper braiding sleeving from EBay. Here is the link. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360231816700&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT It comes from China but they are real easy to deal with. Just takes some time to get.

-- John T.

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Nic

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#11 posted 12-24-2010 05:05 PM

How would i get to donate items to an auction like this one? Are there more of them for more causes? I have never heard of this and would be willing to donate a few pens.

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Pimzedd

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#12 posted 12-25-2010 02:17 AM

John, where do you get the pen components in copper?

Thanks.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#13 posted 12-25-2010 04:20 AM

“How would i get to donate items to an auction like this one? Are there more of them for more causes? I have never heard of this and would be willing to donate a few pens.”

Hello Nic

This was a project started at the IAP pen turning forum. It actually started with one of the members working with some kids and he decided to try to help this boy because of the expenses with his cancer treatment. He turned to the forum members asking for some pens to enter into a local auction his area was having. Well one of the forum members( Curtis) makes some cool blanks from discarded wood and resins and they are called worthless wood blanks and they look cool. He offered to donate some blanks to the forum membership if they would produce a pen and donate it to the cause. Well this went over very well and they collected over $3,000 towards this cause. But they were left with so many pens because of the overwhelming participation that an idea was born to expand the auction idea and run one through the pen turning forum. Now the problem with that is it is very tough to sell a pen turner a pen. So donations were made for other things such as blanks, fishing trip a beautiful knife and such. People would sign up and bid on these things and thus the auction idea was born. It was such a hit that there is talk to make this a forum pet project and every so often they will find a worthwhile individual and run this auction. That is what the talk is.

As far as your question about donating pens, the people to talk to are at the site and if you click on the auction and it will have a section called contact us and talk to Curtis. Here is the link. http://www.penefit.org/

This is the IAP pen turners forum http://www.penturners.org/

-- John T.

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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#14 posted 12-25-2010 04:23 AM

“John, where do you get the pen components in copper?”

I get most of my kits from Bear Tooth Woods and here is the link. I use the Copper Sierra and copper cigar kits
http://www.beartoothwoods.com/catalog/

-- John T.

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