A Special Request Pen

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Project by clieb91 posted 457 days ago 694 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 457 days ago

Very cool nice work.

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#2 posted 457 days ago

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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Tom Godfrey

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#4 posted 457 days ago

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 457 days ago

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. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 457 days ago

That’ll be a fantastic gift! Great job.

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#7 posted 456 days ago

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 456 days ago

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

Cheers Tony.

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#9 posted 453 days ago

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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