Nouveau Sceptre pen in yellow birch burl

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Project by letrusquin posted 03-23-2011 02:10 AM 2248 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first experience with burl turning in pen making. PSI Nouveau Sceptre kit. CA glue finish.

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#1 posted 03-23-2011 02:40 AM

Nice looking pen. Good and clean edges.


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#2 posted 03-23-2011 02:49 AM

Fantastic work on the finish, and profile. But the finish really sets this off!

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#3 posted 03-23-2011 04:10 AM

Very nice looking pen. Love the wood and the finish appears very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 03-23-2011 04:32 AM

I like it. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#5 posted 03-24-2011 04:17 AM

that’s a beauty !!! where do you get the hardware for pens like that?

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#6 posted 03-24-2011 04:26 AM

PSI – Pen State Industries –

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#7 posted 03-28-2011 12:15 AM

Love that burl, profile looks great. Can’t beat that CA finish can ya? I learned about that finish at my local wood turning club meeting early this month and they mentioned that you use a couple drops of boiled linseed oil on the pen and then put a coat of CA on, then repeat till you have however many coats you want. Makes it easier than just straight CA and I will never finish a pen with anything else. Grat job!!

-- Adam ~ ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#8 posted 03-28-2011 12:50 AM

Hi Adam Hood. I use Danish oil when I applie de Ca mid glue. I begin by applying CA thin glue to saturate the wood, the use Danish oil and CA mid glue for next layers. I finish polishing with car product’s finishing: compund and wax for fiberglass cars. It makes a very nice and durable finish!

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#9 posted 04-05-2011 04:09 AM

Well what you did really makes the grain and burl stand out almost 3D-ish. Gorgeous.


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#10 posted 12-08-2012 03:48 PM

I always drool over burls. very nice. I always have a problem with sanding rings even with wet sanding.

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