|Project by AlBCuttnWud||posted 04-25-2013 01:30 AM||1170 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
So I was trying to come up with something small for a previous boss but didn’t want to go to big…simple is better my wife said.
So a friend had made some pen/letter opener combo sets mounted into exotic burl caps. So that is where I got my inspiration for this project.
The burl cap is from Austrailia…I believe it is called brown mallee burl. I split in half and was able to cut enough off to make a few pen blanks. This bolt action pen is the result of the blank.
I used a mortiser to make the square holes for the small pen mounts.
At first I was going to mount the brass to the front of the burl but it was just too nice to cover. I made the base from Sapele and slightly shaped a little with the angle sander. Finished in General Top Coat Semi-gloss.
-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD