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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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#1 posted 877 days ago

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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#2 posted 877 days ago

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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#3 posted 877 days ago

Pretty neat,nice work.

-- BiLL @wee3

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#4 posted 877 days ago

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 877 days ago

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

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#6 posted 877 days ago

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 876 days ago

seeing imagination at work is never boring.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#8 posted 876 days ago

Nice looking pen and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#9 posted 876 days ago

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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#10 posted 876 days ago

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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#11 posted 876 days ago

No, keep them coming. Very creative.

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

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#12 posted 876 days ago

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


-- Glenn, Nova Scotia

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#13 posted 873 days ago

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

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

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