|Project by chris1228||posted 09-19-2011 03:58 AM||1126 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I made this pen in a jig that I copied out of one of my wood project magazines. It is not turned in a lathe. Instead it is a twelve sided polygon shape made with the router. I used purple heart for this pen. After routing all of the sides, it was actually more gray than purple. Following another woodworkers suggestion, I baked the pieces at 300 degrees for about 40 minutes to bring the sap to the surface. As you can see from the pics, this brought the purple color back nicely. Used a slimline pen kit. Finished it with a clear lacquer.
-- Chris - Tallassee, AL.