|Project by Eric_S||posted 12-14-2010 06:29 PM||1142 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
First, I’d like to thank LJr EricRFP for his generosity in sending me a lot of blanks to practice with and a few burl blanks. His burl blanks are beautiful by the way. I will be buying more from him.
I’m brand new to the world of turning and love it. These are my first pens. They were drilled with my drilling jig: http://lumberjocks.com/Eric_S/blog/19732 and this thing has been so easy to use and align for various sized blanks.
The first pic is of my very first pen(or anything turned). Besides it not lining up with the bearings, I thought it came out ok minus the finish. The finish wasn’t anything special, 3 coats BLO and thin CA and 1 coat renaissance wax on walnut.
The next 3 pens though are much much better. All 3 are cherry, have 7 coats BLO and thick CA, followed by 2 coats of plastic polish, and 2 coats renaissance wax.
My next 2 pens I’m working on is using Redwood Burl from EricRFP with the Broadwell Nouveau Sceptre Fountain pen and Rollerball pen for my dad’s 65th birthday coming up. http://www.pennstateind.com/store/broadwell-nouveau-sceptre-pen-kits.html
Thanks for looking.
-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN