|Project by FloridaArt||posted 07-02-2012 10:00 PM||728 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
June, 2012—“Sawdust Tom” bought a beautiful Delta Mini/Midi Lathe. He is turning all sorts of things. We decided to try to make some pens. He helped me with this one, my very first pen.
I made the blank from maple boards, glued up, and then cut on the bias. It makes an interesting pattern in the pen, but the effect is very subtle. This is shaped on the lathe, then sanded to 12,000 grit. There are three coats of Gorilla “super glue” on it for a finish, and then the finish was polished to 12,000 grit. Very smooth and shiny!
This is the “Wall Street II” pen with the twist mechanism, from Woodcraft. I showed my wife and she liked it so much she asked to keep it. So now I need to make some more! :-)
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida