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A few more pens

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Project by DigBaddy posted 03-29-2013 03:16 AM 522 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few more pens made within the past few days. Wanted to try some new woods and a new blank I made from off cuts.

First pic is sycamore with black chrome.

Second pic is purple poplar. This wood stinks when drilling but looks cool!

Third is a blank I made from purple and yellow heart cut offs.

On the last two I went back to using CA glue and then a coat of Hut friction polish. I think I like the CA look. It is also my understanding that the friction polish will wear off in a few months and the CA glue wont….not sure about that but I don’t want to risk a bunch of unhappy customers if their pens go dull…





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 03-29-2013 04:58 AM

I have pens 10 years old with friction polish, a little buff with any kind of wax works wonders. The segmented pen with the purpleheart and yellowheart looks good, make more! (laughing) I sell more of the segmented and oddball ones than the solids, makes good use of the smallest scraps.

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

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 08:05 AM

Well done. looking good.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 01:15 PM

Fine looking pens! The blanks are beautiful, love the segmented one. Good use of scraps.

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