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Project by fernandoindia posted 03-26-2013 09:59 PM 1155 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all folks. Just a small project made of wood, to keep myself on track.

I´ve been out of the shop for a long period. I needed to keep close and take care of mom (90). She finally passed away last december. On January, in the middle of our summer holidays, my father in law passed away too.

To make things better, I decided to get into a hip replacement surgery,. I arrived home last monday, and just started the rehab exercises. These hurt indeed.

Back to the matter, this pen was finished in January, a birthday present for my daughter. Is made of maple with wenge laminated strips. With a small fret saw , I saw the spider legs, and filled the voids with epoxy. In total followed (so to say) the instructions from Mike Vickery´s page, where the article of Jim Boys is hosted.http://www.distinctiveturnings.com/tutorials/SegPenBlanks.pdf

I hope to get back to business promptly (which may mean loooooooong time)

Take care and thanks to stop by
Fernando

-- Back home. Fernando





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lew

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#1 posted 03-26-2013 10:06 PM

Wow, Fernando, you have had a time of it, haven’t you.
Glad to hear you are on the mend and getting in a little woodworking, too.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 03-26-2013 10:07 PM

Love it, great job Fernando.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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MichaelA

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#3 posted 03-26-2013 10:25 PM

Welcome back!! always enjoy your work!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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SPalm

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#4 posted 03-26-2013 10:51 PM

Hey Bud, nice to hear from you.
Lots of stuff happens in clumps. Seems like you hit a major clump of it.

Nice looking pen, all spidery.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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ruddy

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#5 posted 03-26-2013 10:52 PM

Good to see you back…....

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 03-26-2013 11:04 PM

Sory for your loss and hope all goes well with your hip. That said nice pen, very creative.

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

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littlecope

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

My heartfelt condolences to you and yours for your losses Fernando…
Wonderful Pen! I’m sure your Daughter loved it!
Heal Well and Quickly my Friend (but don’t push yourself too hard!)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Brit

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#8 posted 03-26-2013 11:20 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss Fernando and I wish you all the best with your hip replacement exercises. You made a wonderful job of that pen though, very impressive. Take care my friend.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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JL7

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#9 posted 03-26-2013 11:47 PM

Hey Fernando – great to hear from you! Sorry for all of the pain and loss….

Your hip will be working much better than the old one soon, so just keep at it….

The pen is cool…..stay sharp and look forward to seeing more posts….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Roger

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#10 posted 03-26-2013 11:49 PM

My sympathy to you and your family. Hope all gets to goin better for ya.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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jeepturner

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#11 posted 03-27-2013 12:15 AM

Glad to see you back. Sorry to hear all the news, it does come in clumps. Hope that hip gets better soon, because I look forward to your postings.

-- Mel,

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 03-27-2013 12:49 AM

Glad you are back, be good and do your exercises. They are gone but never forgotten. Nice work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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kiefer

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#13 posted 03-27-2013 01:42 AM

I wondered about your absence Fernando .
Sorry to hear about the passing of your loved once and the pain it must have caused you .
You are on your way back because you have never left ,just had to take care of the most imported matters in life .
I am happy that you are back with this nice pen and hope the new hip is working out well .
Take care of yourself now .
All the best . Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#14 posted 03-27-2013 02:49 AM

Fernando I am sorry for your loss. It must have been so special for your Mom to spend her final days with you. I know that she will always be in your heart and thereby in the pieces that you will soon create. Welcome back…..

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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lanwater

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#15 posted 03-27-2013 04:41 AM

Glad to see you back Fernando.
we had similar thing happening to us during the holidays; no hip replacement though.

hopefully you pain will ease quickly.

The pen is really nice. You did a fine job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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