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Project by Roger posted 04-10-2013 09:59 PM 1314 views 0 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No, I haven’t been slackin, although, to me, it seems that way… Don’t know where the time goes. Anyhoo, ....These are some pens I’ve been makin in-between the crib building project. I made them for a friend that has a shop in downtown Louisville, in hopes of selling a few to some Kentucky Derby spectators while in town. I know there are a lot of acrylics, but, that’s what the “doctor” ordered…. lol There is a few nice wood blanks here as well. Bicote, Redheart, Cocobolo. Thnx any comments, good/bad/ugly.. Appreciate for the looks. I hope to get back on the crib soon, before my Grndson graduates high school….

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#1 posted 04-10-2013 10:13 PM

Nice work Roger! They look gr8! I particularly like the bolt action bullet one’s.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 04-10-2013 10:15 PM

Wow, they look beautiful, Roger! Really nice work on them! I hope they sell a lot! Yes – that is always my biggest complaint – that time goes by much too quickly! It is good to see that you are using every minute and doing things you love for people you love. How satisfying that must be! Great group of work, Roger! Keep on keepin’ on! ;))


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 04-10-2013 10:19 PM

Very nice work and the Derby people will buy them up for sure.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 04-10-2013 10:42 PM

Nice, they should sell very easily.

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

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#5 posted 04-10-2013 10:54 PM

Wow those are really nice, I would love to learn how to make them. nice work

-- "The Cedar King"

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#6 posted 04-10-2013 10:57 PM

Good job Roger. Now put down the ice cream and get back to the crib. :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 04-10-2013 11:15 PM

Lookin’ good—definitely like the wood best. BTW, I’m taking one of your burl pens to Tulsa to give a friend this weekend.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 04-10-2013 11:15 PM

Roger...real nice work !...They’ll be writting you checks with those pens for those pens quicker than my bad attempt at humor

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#9 posted 04-11-2013 12:27 AM

Last picture- second from rite- is my favorite!
They are all beautiful!!

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

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#10 posted 04-11-2013 12:42 AM

Wow, you have busy, Roger…...........Very nice pens!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 04-11-2013 12:52 AM

Ahh! More great pens from a pen making master. May they all be purchased.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#12 posted 04-11-2013 12:58 AM

Stunning work Roger. I like them all.

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#13 posted 04-11-2013 01:12 AM

Very, very nice, I don’t know which would be my favorite! They should sell quickly.
While I’m thinking of it…...I was wondering if you have ever turned any pens for people with arthritis? Hubby met a guy at Dr office today that has to have a pen with a 3/4” – 1” bottom barrel. He said that is the only way he is able to use a pen. Hubby told him to go online to look for a pen turner who could do it for him. Just wondered if you are aware of a turner who makes pens for arthritics.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#14 posted 04-11-2013 01:19 AM

Wow this is a host of pens. These are beautiful, you have done an excellent job the finish is outstanding and all appear to fit together nicely

Thanks for sharing.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#15 posted 04-11-2013 02:19 AM

Those are nice Roger.
I’ve been looking at the bolt action bullet kits like the ones on the pens in the last photo.
I really like those but just haven’t made up my mind to order any yet.
I want to get better before sinking money into higher priced kits, so I’ve been sticking with the cheaper slim line kits for now.


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