A Special Request Pen

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Project by clieb91 posted 01-16-2013 02:57 AM 833 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It seems that my mom is beginning to develop arthritis and it is getting harder for her to write. She mentioned that she is trying to locate a pen that is thick enough to be comfortable. Well since I am heading to see her soon I thought I would try turning one for her. I pulled a random blank I had made from some work wood and when I began turning I found this great color to it. I honestly have no idea what the wood is, there is a possibility of Hydrangea since I had a large batch of that not that long ago. But anywho, I wanted to make sure it would be thick enough for her to use so I used a centerband from a refrigerator pen set that I had on hand. The kit is justa standard 7mm with a clip from PSI.

I am hoping she is able to use this one.

Thanks all for looking.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 03:27 AM

Very cool nice work.

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 04:24 AM

Beautiful pen .

I hope that she gets lots of use from that pen.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 06:08 AM

Nice job on the pen and I too like the wood grain and color. Feel sure she will love the pen even if she can use it or not.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#5 posted 01-16-2013 12:38 PM

Nice job on the pen. There are a lot of speacial needs people out there that would love it.

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

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 02:07 PM

That’ll be a fantastic gift! Great job.

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#7 posted 01-16-2013 08:06 PM

Nice wood and great pen. I guess there is a larger clip on the pen, but you transitioned nicely into the large lower barrel. Well balanced overall.


-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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#8 posted 01-17-2013 09:29 AM

Very nice gesture Chris You Mum will Love it, I’m sure.

Cheers Tony.

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#9 posted 01-20-2013 02:46 AM

Thanks all. The pen is perfect for her, plenty big enough to get a nice comfortable grip. I will have to look into making a few more. Trick will be the centerbands.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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