Three pens for my Wife.

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Project by rikkor posted 2348 days ago 1715 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has a little arthritis in her thumb, and finds it easier to use a large pen. Also, her favorite color is purple – which has nothing to do with local football. The materials are Purpleheart, Pink Ivory, and Acrylic. The “purple swirly” has no finish other than micro-mesh to 12000. The other two are CA/BLO and Hut wax.

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#1 posted 2348 days ago

Nice pens, rikkor.

Football? Hmmmm…. I’m thinking about a black and gold pen for myself. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2348 days ago


You are really getting the hang of this aren’t you? Very nice.

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

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#3 posted 2348 days ago

Absolutely beautiful, colorful pens rikkor. I’d love to be able to do that. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 2348 days ago

love these pens. I like the bigger pen sizes myself. Got to get going on my lathe again.

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

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#5 posted 2348 days ago

Love these pens, I’ve been thinking of making some thicker pens as well.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#6 posted 2347 days ago

Nice pens rikkor – the thickness of them are excellent for someone with arthritis.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 2347 days ago

very cool

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#8 posted 2347 days ago

Thanks all for the kind comments.

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#9 posted 2346 days ago

Nice looking pens. How does the acrylic turn as opposed to wood?

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

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#10 posted 2346 days ago

Thanks trifern. The acrylic actually turns pretty easily. Start with a sharp gouge, take it easy going in until it is cylindrical. Then it turns pretty normally. It really polishes up nice with micro mesh.

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#11 posted 2346 days ago

Great looking pens, I really like the color of that acrylic blank.

-- i cut it twice and it is still to short

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#12 posted 2341 days ago

Love that acrylic one. I want to start turning so bad but I have to save up for a lathe first. Great job.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#13 posted 2339 days ago

Those are awesome… now you’ll have me nosing around the acrylic pen blanks next time at woodcraft.. great job!

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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#14 posted 2321 days ago

That purple is so neat… could make a nice LSU pen out of it!

-- Learn something everyday!

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#15 posted 2215 days ago

Roughly an hour.

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