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Project by Grumpy posted 03-14-2008 10:14 AM 1531 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pen & pencil desk set I made for a colleague and good friend for his 70th birthday. The pen & pencil are Australian myrtle burl & the desktop pen holder is also Australian myrtle burl with Australian cedar pen insert cups. The pens have a shellawax finish & the desktop holder has a hand brush poly finish.

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





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rikkor

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#1 posted 03-14-2008 11:15 AM

I assume you turned the insert cups? That base is really fine. Good work Grumpy.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 03-14-2008 11:22 AM

Hi Grumpy,

This is nice work. Anyone would be proud to have this on their desk. I really am beginning to appreciate the live edge I have seen on a number of pieces. In the past I probably would have removed this “defect” but have seen the error of my ways.

As always this is a nice project.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-14-2008 12:44 PM

oh wow. I really like the pen holder … Nice design/project

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 03-14-2008 01:53 PM

very nice … pens are great, so is the base…. creative

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

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Sir_Robert

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#5 posted 03-14-2008 04:21 PM

Grumpy,

Exquisite artistry! You may want to consider submitting this one to The Turner’s magazine.

-- Sir Robert

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Shopsmithtom

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#6 posted 03-14-2008 04:31 PM

Nice Job! I note that the pens are a “full figured” design…very cool. I especially like the look of the holder. By the way…you don’t look all that Grumpy. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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Blake

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#7 posted 03-14-2008 06:44 PM

Great idea for that spare chunk of wood. The pens are really nice too.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 03-15-2008 12:45 AM

Thanks for all the nice words Jocks. Yes Rikkor the cups were turned.

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

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trifern

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#9 posted 04-27-2008 03:24 AM

I absolutely love that pen holder. Beautiful work.

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

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