First Batch of Pens

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Well, I took the pen plunge this last weekend and made my first pen, it is the one on the right side made of Bloodwood. The other seven pens I made this evening out of Zebra Wood to give to some of my coworkers. I was surprised how easy it was to make them, I did have one that did not make it this evening, I was trying to get ultra thin but somehow I don’t think that the brass tube is supposed to show through the wood.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#1 posted 12-15-2010 04:54 AM

Great group of pens. They do make excellent gifts.

-- Alan, Prince George

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matt garcia

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#2 posted 12-15-2010 05:33 AM

Those are gonna be great stocking stuffers!! Otto, why don’t you hit me up for some scraps. I got plenty!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 12-15-2010 06:57 AM

How do I get me one of those?

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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Dan Hux

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#4 posted 12-15-2010 04:12 PM

and the addiction begins..wait til you play with some larger pens like designer and cigar, you’ll have pen kits coming out your ears. Just don’t forget with each new style of pen is a different set of bushing and drill bits. this is one of those hobbies that will pay for itself. Great pens,

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#5 posted 12-15-2010 04:15 PM

great job Otto Now you can use up your exotic scrap.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#6 posted 12-15-2010 11:16 PM

Thanks Everyone

Hey Matt, if you want to offload some scraps let me know, I am up for a shop visit and could be talked in to paying for burgers and beers at Coaches 290 & Jones

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#7 posted 12-18-2010 01:38 PM

Nice work, beauty of wood in first plane.

Срећни празници.

Христос се роди.

-- My English and my woodworking are matching skills.

View MrWizard's profile


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#8 posted 12-30-2010 10:07 PM

Nice work!,
Looking forward to doing my first ones in a couple of weeks. Keep at it, it can only get easier. I’m trying to learn about finishes and different styles as fast as I can.

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