Pen & Pencil

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Project by Roger posted 12-05-2012 01:05 PM 1468 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

PSI gun metal pen & pencil kits with Maple Burl blanks. Finished with Hut PPP satin & gloss bars. I had a small “snafu” as seen in pic 2. When I made the cut for the blank, as you can see, it was broke in half. I used gel super glue to put it back together, and it turned fine and because of the burl, the crack is virtually undetected. Thnx for the looks and any comments…....good/bad/ugly.. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#1 posted 12-05-2012 01:08 PM

Gotta love that wood! Great job Roger!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 01:14 PM

Roger that is really attractive set. The burl has so much character. You make me want to try turning some burl!!
thanks for sharing…............nice pen and pencil set and nice save with the CA glue!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-05-2012 01:19 PM

Like these a lot, they are elegant! Beautiful burl maple. Thanks for posting.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 12-05-2012 01:22 PM

Truly beautiful pens Roger! Outstanding! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 12-05-2012 01:32 PM

A beautiful set. Good job and a great save.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 12-05-2012 01:38 PM


-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#7 posted 12-05-2012 03:24 PM

Ooooo—- Pretty! Nice save on the break too!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 12-05-2012 03:46 PM

Very nice natural look.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 12-05-2012 03:54 PM

Beautiful wood / pens…

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#10 posted 12-05-2012 05:13 PM


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#11 posted 12-05-2012 06:30 PM

Those look fantastic; great burls.

-- Gary, Florida

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#12 posted 12-05-2012 07:36 PM

Oh now that’s a fancy carrying bag you got there Roger, did you stitch that up by hand yourself? :)

Kidding aside those are a very nice set of writing utensils really like the wood Roger.

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#13 posted 12-05-2012 07:50 PM

Those are way cool Roger.

That burl stands out.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#14 posted 12-05-2012 09:06 PM

Thnx everybody. I appreciate it. Blackie: nope, I didn’t make the carry bag, but, seems simple enough to do tho.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 12-05-2012 09:26 PM

Those are two classy looking pens. Very nice.

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