Another segmented pen

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Project by JTTHECLOCKMAN posted 03-23-2012 03:06 AM 6741 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I would show a few more of the latest pens I made. The one featured is a blank I made from curly maple with red and black veneer inlayed in a scalloped segmented pattern. It was finished with 8 coats of med CA.

The gold pen is a Sierra kit with a clear resin I cast over a gold matrix weave.

The grey and white pen is a Jr. Majestic kit with an Italian resin and spun and polished to a high shine.

Thanks for looking and as always any comments or questions are always welcomed.

-- John T.

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#1 posted 03-23-2012 05:58 AM

What can I say….. They are Gorgeous!! All of’em!!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 03-23-2012 09:37 AM

Wow, I normally don’t click on pen’s being I haven’t made any. But wow, the inlay on the first one is amazing! Great job on all of them, but the first one is my Fav! Need my address to send it? LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 03-23-2012 03:48 PM

Med CA- this may be a dumb question—here goes—are you meaning CA the glue? As a finish Do What!!!

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#4 posted 03-23-2012 05:23 PM

Yes CA the glue can be and is used very effectively as a finish. It is applied in layers and each layer is let to dry and when enough layers applied it is sanded down to a very high shine. Very durable finish for pens which take alot of abuse. Sounds weird but it works. CA glue dries to a hard clear surface. Try putting some in a puddle on something other than wood or paper. Use a piece of glass or formica. No not the kitchen countertop!!!!!!!! Let it dry and see how it looks. Some bad fumes will come from it and it does heat up when drying so be forewarned.

-- John T.

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#5 posted 03-26-2012 06:14 PM

I’ve made about 3-4 dozen pens so far and it’s reasons like this why I don’t post them. Gorgeous. I would love your process on making the pattern. The only one I’ve done so far was the “Celtic Knot”. This is great.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#6 posted 03-27-2012 02:53 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. The world of segmenting is huge and I am talking about that used for bowls and platters and things like this. I am just learning and I feel alot of those same techniques can be applied to pens. Cutting half circles making zigzag patterns. I am going to work on some herringbone patterns after I get done with a 3 pen series I am working on. This pattern is used in segmenting all the time. The sky is the limit.

-- John T.

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