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Project by itsme_timd posted 2375 days ago 1569 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wanted to share some pics of my pens with everyone.

My favorite so far is the Navigator pen but the one I’m most proud of making is the corncob, turning it was a challenge and then the color was poor so I had to add some stain to get the black more blacker… it’s a special request gift so I hope the recipient likes it.

Navigator Pen with Madrone Burl

Wall Street II Pen with Madrone Burl

Wall Street II Pen with Black Stabilized Corncob

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA





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Karson

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#1 posted 2375 days ago

Did you use the mini corn from the Chinese Food Store.

A great design. It looks like all of the holes are filled in.

The rest are also very nice.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 2375 days ago

I would give the corn-cob pen a blue ribbon at the Iowa State Fair. Realy unique and well done.

I love all of your work.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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scottb

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#3 posted 2375 days ago

Both look great! What is the wood used on the non-edible one ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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itsme_timd

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#4 posted 2375 days ago

Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments.

Scott, I added some descriptions to the post, forgot to do that. Amazingly, those stabilized corn cobs are not anywhere near as tasty as one might think – even with lots of butter and salt!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#5 posted 2375 days ago

Tim, the pens look great!! Did you stablize the corn cob blank before you turned it? The stain really makes your pen pop.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 2375 days ago

Great idea on the corn cob Tim. Excellent photos that highlight such good work.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Kerux

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#7 posted 2375 days ago

Really nice pens. Good photography!

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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trifern

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#8 posted 2375 days ago

Very elegant. I am going to have to get started turning pens. It looks rewarding and fun.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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itsme_timd

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#9 posted 2375 days ago

Thanks again everyone.

Jeff – the blanks I bought were already stabilized. I used the method of applying the CA as you described to fill in the gaps after applying the stain on the lathe.

I improved my photography based on a post here on LJ – Photographing Your Work
I use 1/4 of a business card as my stand and stack sheets of plain printer paper for the backdrop. Some simple manual settings on my camera (Canon A610) for the appropriate lighting and a tweak in a basic photo editing software gives some pretty decent results.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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cajunpen

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#10 posted 2375 days ago

That just may be a couple of the best looking pens I’ve seen on the site – at least in my opinion. I really like th corn cob pen – and your photography just adds to the overall look. Good job. I used to enjoy turning pens – but I’ve turned so many of them over the years that I don’t care if I ever turn another one. I do enjoy looking at other people’s work though :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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rikkor

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#11 posted 2375 days ago

Great pens. Is the finish CA/BLO?

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darryl

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#12 posted 2374 days ago

all three came out very nice, great work.

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