LumberJocks

Segmented Aero pen

  • Advertise with us
Project by RetiredCoastie posted 09-08-2012 05:25 AM 1336 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a design I found on IAP. A gentleman with the handle of “FireWhatFire” was kind enough to provide a blog for those that wished to try it out.

My rendition is made from segments of Paduk, Rose wood and Aluminium mounted on a Craft USA Artisan Aero 10K gold & chrome kit. The finish is 10 coats of CA. Building the blank didn’t take very long but the turning was very time consuming. I had 2 blowouts during turning and repaired them. Next time I will use wood that has greater contrast with each other and I’ll use a less porous wood than paduk.

Thanks for viewing and comments and critiques welcome!

-- www.thepatriotwoodworker.com Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops





6 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112538 posts in 2301 days


#1 posted 09-08-2012 05:37 AM

Wow this is a most impressive pen Mike fantastic job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View hunter71's profile

hunter71

2109 posts in 1910 days


#2 posted 09-08-2012 10:30 AM

Very nice. I like the subtle contrast myself.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View Paul's profile

Paul

352 posts in 2313 days


#3 posted 09-08-2012 01:56 PM

Wow, that is a very nice design and workmanship!
Maybe I will have to reconsider and get a lathe.
Good work Mike.

Paul

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

View Schimmel's profile

Schimmel

64 posts in 1176 days


#4 posted 09-08-2012 02:19 PM

Awesome pen.

-- Chad, Gilbert AZ www.impeccablepen.com and www.youtube.com/user/ctschimmel

View RetiredCoastie's profile

RetiredCoastie

999 posts in 1906 days


#5 posted 09-08-2012 02:32 PM

Thanks guys.
Paul let me know if you decide to get a lathe, I can save you some grief in your search.

-- www.thepatriotwoodworker.com Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

View RetiredCoastie's profile

RetiredCoastie

999 posts in 1906 days


#6 posted 09-08-2012 08:37 PM

For those interested here is a link to the process I used.
http://www.thepatriotwoodworker.com/profiles/blogs/segmented-scales-pen-blank

-- www.thepatriotwoodworker.com Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase