|Project by Jaybird719||posted 12-16-2010 08:03 AM||1457 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
After looking at several of the pens displayed here on the project pages, I decided to try my hand at them.
Man, am I glad that I did.
These are so much fun to do and they really don’t take long at all to crank out.
I prepped several blanks, and have had to restrain myself from standing at the lathe non-stop to crank them out.
I purchased several of Woodcraft’s Atlas pen kits in the chrome finish. I have always liked this style of pen – just hope that those folks on my Christmas gift list do, too!
This particular pen is mango wood.
It was a blank that was thrown into a box of bowl blanks that I purchased on Ebay from a guy in Hawaii.
The wood was a breeze to turn and had some nice color to it.
My wife and I were calling it the cheetah pen because the graining of the wood looks alot like the markings on a cheetah – not sure if it really shows up all that well in the photos.
May have turned it a bit too fat, but still pleased with it as my first go at pen making.
Thanks so much for looking… ...comments, critiques always welcome.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to crank about eight more of these out!
-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA