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Project by RetiredCoastie posted 672 days ago 1220 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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 672 days ago

Wow this is a most impressive pen Mike fantastic job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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hunter71

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#2 posted 672 days ago

Very nice. I like the subtle contrast myself.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Paul

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#3 posted 672 days ago

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.

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Schimmel

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#4 posted 672 days ago

Awesome pen.

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

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RetiredCoastie

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#5 posted 672 days ago

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

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RetiredCoastie

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#6 posted 672 days ago

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

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