|Project by clieb91||posted 08-26-2012 02:28 AM||1309 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
Twenty pens I finished assembling this evening. I like to make them in batches and do each step to all the blanks at once.
These are all made from wood that was collected at my work and they will be going back to work for sale. Since most of the wood I get can be a bit on the drab side I have been experimenting with various ways to add some character and depth. The colored pens you see are wood and were dyed after being sanded then were finished with EEE and wax.A few were finished with beeswax from work’s beehives, though I still need to work on that finish so I did not do all of them that way. The pens with the darker wood were friction burned with another piece of wood after sanding then finished with EEE, Wodturner’s Finish and wax. If anyone has any other ideas that they use to add some character to domestic woods I am always open for ideas.
Some of the woods in no particular order: Hydranga, Holly, Dogwood, Red Tip Photina, Cherry
Thanks for looking.
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