Nouveau Sceptre pen

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Project by UnstoppableDrew posted 09-06-2012 03:03 PM 1839 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wood is amboyna burl cut from a block I got out of the barrel-o-burls at my local Rockler. Hardware is the David Broadwell Nouveau Sceptre Rhodium & 22kt Gold Rollerball Pen Kit from Penn State.

After turning to shape I sanded to 12000, applied 2 coats of mineral oil & CA, resanded to 12000 then 2 coats each of Hut PPP satin & gloss.

I am really psyched at how this came out. I made it as a going away gift for our VP of engineering, and it was more than a little nerve wracking trying out a new finishing technique, but it exceeded my expectations.

-- Nothing looks worse on your outdoors resume than a list of the possible locations of your remains.

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Ron Smith

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#1 posted 09-06-2012 03:43 PM

Beautiful pen! I hadn’t heard of this finish application, but it certainly looks great! How was the kit to work with?

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. TX resident...

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#2 posted 09-06-2012 04:08 PM

That’s a beautiful pen! Very nice job! I am sure the recipient will be very happy with it.


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#3 posted 09-07-2012 11:45 AM

Very nice.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#4 posted 09-09-2012 01:20 PM

That finish worked out great! It is a beautiful pen that I’m sure will be cherished!

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