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Project by fortworthbret posted 1281 days ago 945 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just started making pens a couple weeks ago, but got this idea almost as soon as I turned the lathe on.

This paneling came from a room in my house that was my uncle’s room in the 50’s and 60’s,

I’m shipping the pen off to him tomorrow.

Thoughts?





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dustinkester

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#1 posted 1281 days ago

Wow that looks incredible! What a good idea for using old paneling..

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MasterSergeant

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#2 posted 1281 days ago

I like the idea and I too love turning pens.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Sodabowski

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#3 posted 1281 days ago

Thought: use that same wood to make a box for the pen. :)

Looks really sweet, mate. Thanks for sharing.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 1281 days ago

oh I like the pen box idea

what a beautiful pen… did you just glue layers of the paneling together before turning it?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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fortworthbret

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#5 posted 1281 days ago

Thanks everyone.

Yes, The paneling was a hardwood veneer on a pine backing. It was hanging in that room for over 50 years, so it was dry as can be.

I glued a stack of it with titebond, and set to work on it.

well, the pine was tearing out right and left, following the original veneer glue coming apart. I built another blank and soaked it in polyurethane under 22 inches of vacuum for 3 days (until it quit bubbling).

This helped a lot, but I still had to be extremely careful with it. I guess learning what I’m doing at the lathe will help this.

The finish is 3 coats of CA, sanded down with micromesh, followed by a couple coats of the HUT pen finish stick.

Again, thanks.

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 1281 days ago

I’ve soaked wood in “wood hardener” .. have no idea whether that is helpful or not :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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