Two New Cigar Pens

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Project by MarkWilk posted 01-09-2008 06:28 PM 1181 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, I needed to build a pen for a friend and colleague who did some great work for my team recently, so I put aside time in the shop. I really like the size and feel of the Cigar Pens, so I set up to make a few all at once.

While turning some nicely grained black and white ebony and some other dark woods, I had a couple of blow outs. My skew chisel caught on to something in the grain and ruined two different pieces of two different pens.

I tried to use CA glue to repair the splinters and ended up with a hybrid pen, ebony on top and what I think is padauk or cocobolo on the bottom.

The other pen is in Black enamel for a friend in Atlanta. He admired another colleague’s pen, so I thought that I would suprise him with a nice “thank you” token of our appreciation for some hard work.

The cigar pen in black enamel may be the best fit pen that I’ve turned so far. The finish is flawless, but the fit between wood and the pen’s components just worked out perfectly with this one.

-- Mark, Florida,

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#1 posted 01-09-2008 06:51 PM

Nice work Mark.
Any chance we’ll meet you at the NCFB at my place in February?


-- Gary, Florida

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#2 posted 01-09-2008 06:52 PM

Very nice!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 01-09-2008 06:54 PM

Very nice, great gifts.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#4 posted 01-09-2008 07:35 PM

Great work. I like the cigar pens, too.

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#5 posted 01-09-2008 08:05 PM

Gary – I’m up for anything in Florida. What is the NCFB and where is it? I’m in the Orlando area and can travel easily.

-- Mark, Florida,

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