Pens, Pens, Pens

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Project by Shawn K. posted 02-17-2011 02:52 AM 1548 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I joined LJ about 10 days ago I’ve commented on posts, posted blog entries, and shown known proof that I’ve ever made a single woodchip. So, here’s proof that I know how to turn a pen at least.

The first is a Pen and Pencil set from cocobolo, my personal set that I carry with me every day. I prefer a pencil for notes, etc, and the pen for signing legal like stuff.

The second is a single-tube kingwood ‘inlayed’ with maple dowel. I actually needed to patch this one when one of the dowels flew out on a minor catch.

Third Pen is Bloodwood

The fourth pen is, I think, cocobolo with laminations of acrylic sheet.

With the exception of my personal set, all these have been sold over the previous summer. Just on my way to becoming a millionair a few bucks at a time.

All pens were finished with behlen turner’s finish, and buffed with a Beall three-on-lathe buffer.

-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.

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#1 posted 02-17-2011 05:13 AM

Very nice pens. I realy like the laminated one. Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 02:46 AM

All are great looking. I really love that fourth pen.

-- Richard- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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#3 posted 03-03-2011 04:48 PM

Those are great looking pens great job!! They look great along with the mac-book pro

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#4 posted 03-23-2011 11:45 PM

Click pens…......the only way to go. Did you know there are cigar click pens now? I haven’t tried one yet, but I will. Nice job on all of yours.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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