Father & Son Pens

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Project by Kerux posted 2400 days ago 1869 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have our Scroll Saw Christmas party (we got snowed out in December) on Saturday and we do a White Elephant gift exchange. Has to be something you made. I did a Atlas Wave pen so I could say I used a Scroll Saw on it (gifts don’t have to be scrolled though).

Josh (11 yr old) decided to go with me since brother has a basketball game an hour away. I told him if he wanted to be in the exchange he’d have to make something so he did a pen. The Euro Pen is his pen. I had glued up a bunch of cut-off throw aways a while back with some Black Graphite Epoxy (for building golf clubs) that was getting old. I was wondering how it might show up… I kinda like the black line effect.

Josh said he’d like to use that and the Blackwood. Then he wanted it cut at an angle then re-glued. So I made the blanks for him. And he did the rest from there. Very nice pen. Kinda hoping I win it back at the party.


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#1 posted 2400 days ago

Nice looking pair. Gives me an idea for the left over anthracite Got plenty of that black powder left over from doing the epoxy grout on the kitchen counter

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#2 posted 2400 days ago

Nice work with the pens! I have not made a ‘wave’ pen, yet, but I like the simplicity of the flowing lines. I like your son’s work, too. I agree that the black epoxy gives a nice definition to the segmenting…sharp!

-- Antiques made, while you wait

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#3 posted 2400 days ago

wow…this is fantastic!!! great job!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 2399 days ago

Very nice writing instruments. Good luck winning one back.

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#5 posted 2399 days ago

The pens are great looking – but the really good part of this story/project is that it was accomplished with your son. Good for you.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 2399 days ago

This pens are nice.

-- Jiri

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#7 posted 2399 days ago

how wonderful
well done!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 2399 days ago

Great job!

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

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#9 posted 2399 days ago

Beautiful pen Kerux, I’d want to get that back too. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 2395 days ago

Love the Atlas pen. How long did the glue up require?

-- Mark, Florida,

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#11 posted 2202 days ago

Very cool pens, both of them are extremely nice. I love the wave on the Atlas pen.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#12 posted 1876 days ago

These are great! I was looking thorugh your projects and that atlas really caught my eye. How did you do the blank to get the overlapping curves?

-- --God bless! Brandon

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#13 posted 1876 days ago

bam…. I used a scrollsaw and then glued in veneer.


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