A Segmented Pen

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Project by JTTHECLOCKMAN posted 02-10-2012 04:55 AM 8314 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pen is a first for me. It is a segmented Holly and Gabon blackwood blank put on a Roman Harvest rollerball kit. It was sanded and finished with 8 coats of med CA. As always any comments or questions are always welcomed. Thanks for looking.

-- John T.

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joey bealis

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 04:59 AM

Very nice pen. It makes me want to try a segmented one now. Just a lot of little pieces to glue up though.


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#2 posted 02-10-2012 05:11 AM

This is a great looking pen very nice.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 05:35 AM

how did you apply and sand your coats of ca for the finish? I bought the thin set and have been two different things, put it on on the lathe and the other is put about 4-5 coats on then sand with the micro and treat it as an acrylic. looks great!!!!

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 06:27 AM


That is how I do mine. I do it on the lathe. I use med CA for I fell it gives a thicker coat. Sand and polish as needed.

-- John T.

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 09:54 AM

Very cool. I’ve always wanted to make a pen.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#6 posted 02-10-2012 11:26 AM

Absolutely elegant! Nice work, JB.

-- Earl

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#7 posted 02-10-2012 12:59 PM

Elegant looking pen. Great finish!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 02-10-2012 05:12 PM

This is excellent work! A very well executed design.

How were you able to slice those rings off so neatly?


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#9 posted 02-11-2012 03:16 AM


I did that on a tablesaw. I have a zero clearance sled made.

-- John T.

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#10 posted 02-14-2012 02:12 AM

I have looked at both pens and can’t decide which one I like the best but I really like the design on them. Well Done.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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