|Project by Eric_S||posted 01-14-2011 01:07 AM||1029 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
I made this pen for my wife’s birthday. She asked if I could make her a nice pen that was girly. While I don’t think the kit by itself is girly, the wood choice of a Wine color dye maple burl blank helped make it that way. It was a lot of fun to make and see purple shavings flying everywhere. However, this was my first stabilized pen and I had to switch out my masks dust filter for an organic one due to the resin dust.
The 4th picture is with one coat of CA/BLO, the 5th picture is with all layers of finsih on. Finish used was 6 coats of BLO and CA, then a couple coats of Plastic Polish, a couple of EEE Shine Cream and a couple coats of Renaissance wax.
I have another one of these kits I’m going to use with a stabilized natural color maple burl that I hope will turn out well.
Kit: Apollo Infinity by Penn State Industries
Blank: Big Leaf Maple Burl with Wine dye from local Rockler
-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN