|Project by christopheralan||posted 05-15-2011 11:56 PM||950 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I have been wanting to play with some colors for the pens I have been working on. I have looked into some of the stains, dyes, and food/clothing color things out there, but then I remembered the power of a sharpie! No mixing, no waiting, no mess, no fuss! I used mahogany in the first pic, with some teal. It mixed to a nice greenish color. The rainbow took a bit longer to do. I didn’t time it, but it took somewhere around 90 seconds to apply. Instant gratification!
Here is what you do. Turn your blank. Sand to 400-600 ish. Keep lathe on at a low speed, and swipe it a few times to get the color you want. Apply CA finish. Done. Gig-a-dee.
The last pic is a pen made with antler. I didn’t color it or anything, I just made it float for the picture.
-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com