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Maple Pens + Duck Call

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Project by Marty Eargle posted 951 days ago 941 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple Pens

These are the second and third pens that I’ve ever turned and I can certainly see how people get addicted. After a get a little more comfortable with them, I’ll be moving to some higher quality pen kits, but these satin Slimlines actually look good and hold up well for the price.

I was hoping they would come out with a bit more distinction between the two, as the one on the left is Big Leaf Maple and the right is highly curled Silver Maple. The photo doesn’t do the differences in the wood justice, but I would have liked to darken one of them looking back. Both finished with 6 layers of CA and HUT.

Sassafras Duck Call

Sassafras smells like root beer when you are working with it, but it is a pain in the butt to turn and sand. Much like working with Oak as far as open grain goes. Trying to smooth this thing out and level my layers of CA glue was a pain.

This is probably going to be more of a display piece. It’s kind of basic and sounds good (single plastic reed), but the photo shows it a bit darker than it actually is…might stick out like a sore thumb in the swamp. Finished with 8 layers of CA glue and HUT wax.

Thanks for checking these guys out. Comments and critiques welcome!

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MasterSergeant

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#1 posted 951 days ago

Very nice work, pens are my favorite “Mental Diversity Training” projects!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Sawdust2

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#2 posted 951 days ago

I turn lots of pens. When working with open grained woods I like to sand with BLO, Just puddle some BLO on a strip of sandpaper and hold it against the piece. It tends to fill in the pores so you have no problems with matching the wood and then it is easier to finish with CA.
For a newbie you done good.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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