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Project by MShort posted 04-21-2013 01:33 PM 1042 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a group of pens that I turned and assembled yesterday.

In the group photos from left to right:
Checkerboard Segmented Pen – 96 pieces, Walnut & Maple
White Swirl Acrylic
Scalloped Segmented Pen – Walnut, Cherry and Maple
Confetti Acrylic Pen
Cocobolo Pen
Confetti Acrylic
Scalloped Segmented Pen – Walnut, Cherry and Maple
Quilted Mahogany Pen

A few close up of a few of the pens. Thanks for looking.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#1 posted 04-21-2013 01:41 PM

All top notch Mike. 96 pieces, wow, that is something with so small a glue-up. They all look wonderful, though I do like the wood ones the best, but the acrylics are great too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 04-21-2013 01:49 PM

Really nice looking pens. Like the segmenting a lot.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 04-21-2013 01:56 PM

My favorite is the quilted Mahogany!
They are all beautiful!!

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

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#4 posted 04-21-2013 02:05 PM

All in one day, Wow, very impressive.

-- Eugenie Woodcraft

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

Beautiful pens….. all of them. I wish I knew how you guys glue up the little bitty pieces. My eyeballs and fingers can’t go that small.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#6 posted 04-21-2013 02:08 PM

Very nice assortment.

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

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#7 posted 04-21-2013 03:12 PM

Outstanding selection of pens, Mike!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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#8 posted 04-21-2013 10:46 PM

Fabulous selection Mike, they’re all too good to try & pick a favourite ;)
Verey nice work

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 04-22-2013 01:08 AM

Wow! All these in one day? Outstanding work, beautiful pens!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 04-22-2013 02:44 AM

Nice, great looking pens with that segmented and quilted style.

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

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#11 posted 04-22-2013 10:44 AM

Thanks for all the great comments.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#12 posted 04-22-2013 01:10 PM

I am always tempted to pick up those segmented kits When I go into into woodcraft. Did you turn them with chisels, or just sand paper? I have seen people do both.


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#13 posted 04-22-2013 02:18 PM


I use my gouges and skew for turning the pens. Just take light cuts so that you don’t get a catch and tear out the segments. I use sand paper at the end for prep for finish. You should give it a try.


-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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