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Project by Sodabowski posted 04-02-2013 07:15 PM 928 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys,

I realized that I didn’t post anything in quite some time. Very busy with the university and a delicate little health issue. Sorry for not being really here these last months, I’ve accumulated a HUGE list of unseen projects, will catch up ASAP (when subscribing here I made sure to first of all check every single project posted here, one by one).

Here is a pen I made a few months ago for one of my female colleagues at work, she’s one of the very nice sellers at the basement of the BHV. So far I’ve made pens mostly for my sweetheart, my parents, her parents, many of my colleagues, a few for me, and four that have been placed on good hands to be sold half for charity half for me. We’ll see how it turns out.

This is a solid ivy base stained with printer ink, and finished with the mandatory CA glue, sanded to 600 grit wet/dry, then AAAA steel wool, then final dry rub with leather crust. No shine, a delicate shimmer that lets the wood speak while protecting it. Five minute job.

These days I’m more into studies (obviously) and a bit of steampunk and rocketry (hell yeah), so the other projects are set aside until the holidays.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 07:21 PM

Good. :) I’m looking foward everything.

-- Cabinetmaker, student of restoration

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 07:24 PM

@ Dominik: funnily, my supplier for one of the chemz for the rockets is from around your part of Europe ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 07:25 PM

Hey Thomas, Sounds like you have been really busy. I can relate. I haven’t had a chance to post anything in quite awhile either and I have several things I could post.

I like your pen. I should get off my butt and make a few myself. I haven’t forgotten I want to send you some stuff, for your part in helping me with Laura’s wedding present a year ago

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#4 posted 04-02-2013 07:39 PM

Hey Ken, what are you doing in front of your computer right now? get off your butt and go build something in the shop now! ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#5 posted 04-02-2013 08:36 PM

ll est magnifique …..

-- live and let live ....

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#6 posted 04-03-2013 12:54 AM

cool idea with the printers ink, nice work.

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

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#7 posted 04-03-2013 01:18 PM

Clever with the printer’s ink ! I’ll have to remember that. My son left some here with his wood-blocks, I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if I did a little experimenting ! Nice Pen !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#8 posted 04-03-2013 05:51 PM

Works great on crappy wood like ivy, which sucks it in like crazy. Cue the CA glue and it won’t move at all afterwards ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#9 posted 04-04-2013 04:48 AM



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#10 posted 04-04-2013 11:00 AM



-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#11 posted 04-10-2013 03:54 PM

Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 10-10-2013 11:24 PM

Very cool look and idea. I may try that out.

-- LAS,

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