Slim Line Pens

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Here are two recently made pens. The lower one is going to be a gift to my simulator instructor who liked the upper one that I had with me when I was in Wichita.

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#1 posted 03-29-2008 08:52 PM

I do believe your getting the hang of it…......

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 03-29-2008 08:55 PM


I can see that you have really caught the pen bug. :)

These are nice pens. I can well understand the attraction with wanting to turn them.

I don’t guess I am going to be able to talk you out of the lathe after all. You are going to make me go out and buy one aren’t you? :)

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-29-2008 09:16 PM

Scott, Free advice, and worth every penny of it: Go get the lathe. Just step away from the computer and go get the lathe. (And the turning tools, and the face plate, and the drill chuck, and the jaw chuck, the pen blanks, the pen kits, the finishes.) Your first pen should cost about $600.00.

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#4 posted 03-29-2008 09:56 PM

$600 sounds cheap to me. Nice looking pens.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 03-29-2008 10:39 PM

Very nice pens. I’ve become a fan recently of the slimline kits and making them ‘different’ in some way, these are great. I think that ‘first pen’ price estimate is right on!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#6 posted 03-29-2008 10:45 PM

Great job Rikkor. Looks like you are waiting for the “Traveling Pen Blanks” to show up.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 03-29-2008 10:46 PM

I don’t think that first pen price is all that far off!!
These two look nice. I like the shape. You were able to add a little something with out making them look “pregnant”. I can’t say I’ve always been able to do that…

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#8 posted 03-29-2008 10:51 PM

Hey, I’m next in line. I am getting excited.

Darryl; When I first tried adding a little heft to the business end I, of course, made them too big for a while. I (mostly) cured myself of it, though.

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#9 posted 03-30-2008 03:15 AM

nice work

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#10 posted 03-30-2008 04:10 AM

Rikkor – nice pens. What type of wood did you use?

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#11 posted 03-30-2008 10:45 AM

The lower one is Lignum Vitae, the upper one (the guy at Rockler told me) was Kingwood.

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