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Project by Hacksaw007 posted 02-07-2011 02:57 AM 3293 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had allmost a whole day again on Saturday with the poor weather. Cleaned up the shop a bit and had a box of bad pen blanks that I had trouble with Gorilla Epoxy Glue, and my dull pen flushing tool. The glue didn’t hold very well, and I won’t use it again. Don’t bomb me with Gorilla Glue lovers mail, it just didnt’ work. Then my cutter was dull and between the two the pens didn’t flush up right. Not only being short in some cases the brass moved on some. Had them for quite a while so I removed what brass that was loose, and sanded off the mess from the ends of the blanks with my bench sander. In any case the now not usuable pen blanks were able to be used. The only thing was on these slim lines, is that the twister had to be custom fitted so that the pen writing tip didn’t stay out when retracted. I had to push it in, but not to the line at least till I checked them. Here at the results. Only had one that didn’t make it, and that one will need a little help. Here is list of what was made, and they most likely are out of order:

-All Pink Laminate
-Red, White, and Blue Laminate
- Autumn Laminate, (orange, maroon, brown)
- Wenge
-All Black Laminate
-Red and Black laminate
-Madegascar Ebony
-Safari, (bright blue and green, and brown)

Thanks for looking!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#1 posted 02-07-2011 03:24 AM

Cool designs and colors!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 02-07-2011 12:33 PM

I think that all look amazing! The variety of colors is great. I like slim line pens myself,as they are comfortable to hold. You had a really productive day. :P


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 02-08-2011 04:17 AM

They look great. I can’t wait to start turning pens! I have never turned one. Any tips?

-- christopheralan

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#4 posted 02-08-2011 06:22 AM

dont start you well get drawn into the vortex, but is fun

-- merle

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#5 posted 02-09-2011 09:38 PM

Jolly good show. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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