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Project by JTTHECLOCKMAN posted 03-27-2012 08:39 PM 1794 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Are you getting tired of seeing segmented pens from me yet?? Well this is 2 more in a series of 3 pens with this design. The first pen is a Baron(platnum) rollerbal. It has a Gabon ebony and aluminum dots for the lower body. It was finished with 8 coats of med CA and then polished. The cap portion is all aluminum. Spun and polished to a high shine to match the dots.

The second pen is abit odd shaped. It is a Panache rollerball. (chrome). I am guessing it was modeled after a Mount Blanc pen. This one has a black and white acrylic blank with aluminum strips and dots. All polished to a high shine. This is my Ying and Yang of pens.

I made all the blanks. I want to thank all for looking at these as well as the others that I have been posting lately. As always any comments or questions are always welcomed.

-- John T.





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MShort

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#1 posted 03-27-2012 08:50 PM

I am not getting tired of them. In fact they are refreshing designs that you are doing. Keep’em coming.

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

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Spoontaneous

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#2 posted 03-28-2012 01:26 AM

I really like the combination of ebony and aluminum. Nice!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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wee3

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#3 posted 03-28-2012 01:52 AM

Pretty neat,nice work.

-- BiLL @wee3

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NBeener

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#4 posted 03-28-2012 02:19 AM

When you stop making them beautiful … well … then, I might be tired of them.

Not yet ;-)

-- -- Neil

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#5 posted 03-28-2012 02:59 AM

Pens are cool – I like pens – nothing wrong with posting pens!

When I have a pen made from every known species of wood – maybe I’ll get tired of them. Oh, wait – no there’s then laminates and acrylics and stones and ….

Yeah and I JUST got started getting pens … it’s gonna take a while …

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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hjt

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#6 posted 03-28-2012 04:56 AM

Wow – very impressive. I love pens, have a few but nothing like these babies.

-- Harold

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 03-28-2012 09:03 AM

seeing imagination at work is never boring.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 03-28-2012 10:16 AM

Nice looking pen and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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GlennM

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#9 posted 03-28-2012 01:57 PM

I assume you maybe inserted the aluminum rods for the dots? They look so perfectly indexed, are you able to comment on your process? I would love to learn or at least try.

The pens certainly are different than anything I have seen lately, superb job.

-- Glenn, Nova Scotia

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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#10 posted 03-28-2012 03:22 PM

Thanks Glenn

Yes I use aluminum rod cutoffs for the dots. I use an indexing wheel in conjunction with a jig I made for a router to do the drilling and also the segmenting of pens that I have shown before such as the Holly and Gabon segmented pen or the Curly maple and bloodwood segmented pen. You can look in my album to see those if you want.

The jig that I made was an idea I used from John Lucas. You can google his name and look for router jig for wood lathe. I adapted it to fit my Jet 1014vs wood lathe. He has a pdf file on the net and also wrote an article in Woodturners magazine a few years ago. If you google him you will have no problem finding it.

Good luck and hope that helps.
John T.

-- John T.

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rance

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#11 posted 03-28-2012 03:36 PM

No, keep them coming. Very creative.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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GlennM

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#12 posted 03-28-2012 06:55 PM

Thanks John for the info. I will have a look.

Glenn

-- Glenn, Nova Scotia

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Rick

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#13 posted 03-31-2012 09:17 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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