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Project by Thrain98 posted 09-18-2012 01:20 PM 1204 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, I haven’t taken the time lately to update any of my projects on here, so I thought I’d finally take the time to do so, and show that yes, I HAVE been busy in the shop lately. :) Obviously the turning bug has hit me fairly hard, and these are some of the pens I’ve been busy creating so far.

The first pic shows pretty much all of them together, with the other pics showing a few of the individuals within the case a little better.

The first 4 on the left of the case are Duchess pen kits from PSI in diagonal cut Zebrawood, 2 in Pink Ivory, and 1 in diagonal cut Cocobolo.

The next 4 in line are slimline kits (also PSI) in Cherry, 2 in oak, and another Cherry.

Following these are 2 of the PSI Gatsby pen kits, one in lilac dyed curly Maple, the other in Madagascar Ebony.

The final 3 (on the right) are back to slimline kits, in Walnut, Cherry, and another Walnut.

Enjoy! And as always, comments/criticisms are most welcome! :)

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#1 posted 09-18-2012 06:16 PM

Congratulations on such fine work. In your journey of pen making you will eventually find the need to deal with the slim-line center band issue. The band constricts design and limits my imagination, so I have eliminated using
the center band provided with the slim line kits. Instead I glue up a contrasting color wood or woods to the upper section of the pen project. That extra piece can actually extend beyond the brass tube so that the twist mechanism simply slides past the newly created “center band” feature. Here your imagination can soar with laminates or solid wood featuring a custom band that you and you alone are responsible for creating and it gives a flare to your newly designed slim line kits that I have not wanted to go back to the narrow band. The overall effect can simulate the European style kits if the bottom shank of the pen is turned thinner than the top half.
Your work is excellent and your pleasure from creating new master pieces in pen making shall, I am sure, continue. Happy turning…..

-- Denvy, Tualatin, Oregon USA

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#2 posted 09-18-2012 06:20 PM

Here is a pic of a pen completed about a year ago…..

-- Denvy, Tualatin, Oregon USA

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#3 posted 09-19-2012 12:24 AM

Thanks Denver! but uhh….. where’s the pic? :)

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