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Pens from my son and I

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Project by DigBaddy posted 03-10-2013 10:39 PM 1060 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son and I had some more time in the shop together. My dad gave me some scrap wood he had from some of his projects (he’ll be on LJ soon, just got him a laptop and he will be online next weekend.)

He gave me a maple and walnut scrap from one of his cutting boards, some clown wood and a couple other pieces of walnut.

The first pen is the pen my son, Ben turned. Ran into a couple of snags along the way with the wood chipping out too much in some places. The second pen is one I turned from the clown wood. The third pen is one I made a few days ago from red heart. The fourth pen is made from the walnut/maple off cut.

thanks for the comments! They are really cool to read with my son!





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 03-10-2013 11:26 PM

Nice work, the first one has a interesting shape, how is it to write with?

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 03-11-2013 12:41 AM

good looking pens…i really like the color in the first…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 03-13-2013 04:21 PM

Beautiful and well made pens! The kid has some great talent. Great projects for family quality time. Way to go!

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#4 posted 03-18-2013 03:44 AM

The first one is actually very comfortable to write with. It has a good balance and is very light in the hand.

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 03:26 AM

I once made some for kids with crippled hands that had an odd shape. I used clay and a pencil to get impressions of the hand and then took that to the lathe and worked it out. Could never write with any of them but the kids could write for the first time with something that fit the hand. A cool project and worthwhile seeing smiling faces. Sorry no pics that was many years ago before I bothered making pictures of projects.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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