|Project by TheDane||posted 12-14-2012 10:47 PM||1702 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
I took a spindle turning class this fall … one of the projects the instructor assigned us was ‘Whimsical Pens’.
The instructor, Ron Odegaard, had an article describing his pens in the Fall 2007 edition of Woodturning Design.
The stripe through them is ordinary veneer (not the paperback kind), and the ink tube is from inexpensive Bic ballpoint pens.
Since it is almost impossible to drill straight through the center of the blank (the drill bit wanders), he teaches construction and use of a simple laser jig (powered by a cat toy) to locate the center of the hole drilled for the ink tube.
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"