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Project by Chefdavid posted 03-15-2012 01:34 AM 1592 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been inspired to try to work with some different mediums when it comes to pen turning. We one of them is/was colored pencils. So here is the end result! With some design ideas from my wife I came up with this pretty cool pen. I so have to say I have not seen one of these yet so I hope I may be the first one to make one. It was not easy but it was worth it!! Thanks for looking and as always all comments are welcomed!!

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#1 posted 03-15-2012 01:40 AM

I am curious as to how you created the blank for this… would you mind explaining it a bit?

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 03:04 AM

that is really cool…...great idea and well executed!!

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 07:44 AM

Very cool

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#4 posted 03-15-2012 12:13 PM

On the third picture, the middle of the lower half looks like you have a little man screaming to get out of the pen.

Very original, very nice.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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drbyte

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#5 posted 03-15-2012 03:10 PM

Must have just dumped all those colored pencils in a blender and hoped for the best eh? Great looking pen!! I’ve been doing pens for almost 20 years; I’ve seen my share on the web and in books, and I think you’re right. This looks like a first to me!! Keep them coming!! But now that you’ve let the ‘cat outta the bag’ you know “imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery”!!!!

-- Dennis, WV

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#6 posted 03-15-2012 03:37 PM

What about a similar pen made from those multicolored toothpicks?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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Chefdavid

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#7 posted 03-15-2012 08:27 PM

Thanks for all the comments!! As for how I did it sorry I am not going to let that one out yet. I am still working on my process on it to make it easier.. Once again thanks for all the comments.

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#8 posted 03-15-2012 09:37 PM

Brilliant idea and it looks really good too.

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#9 posted 03-16-2012 03:25 AM

Very creative! Not only in concept but also in execution – I have to admit, you have me scratching my head on this one…

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#10 posted 03-17-2012 03:32 AM

I agree with drbyte. I too am an avid penturner and this is a first for me. I really like it. And I can take some guesses as to how you made the blank (don’t worry, I won’t tell). And yeah, that sounds like a lot of work. But the end result is beautiful. Very nice work my friend…

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#11 posted 03-17-2012 07:06 PM

Very colorful! One of the members of the wood turners club I’m in made two blanks similar to this using plain pencils. He oriented one horizontally and one vertically and turned a bowl from each. He uses them to explain wood grain direction to new turners.

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#12 posted 03-19-2012 01:51 AM

I don’t understand your questions rmoore…

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#13 posted 03-26-2012 02:46 AM

Really Cool…..and great looking.

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#14 posted 03-30-2012 11:48 PM

Thanks Matthew!!

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#15 posted 03-31-2012 12:07 AM

i like it,

-- merle

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