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Project by JTTHECLOCKMAN posted 04-26-2013 05:14 AM 836 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is one of the latest pens from my shop. It is a simple segmented Sierra Vista pen made with a black acrylic and aluminum inlays. The pen on the left was cut at 60 degree angles while the one on the right was cut at 45 degrees and has an aluminum ring on each end for accent. I do show both blanks side by side. Also each pen individually. Any comments or questions are always welcomed. Thanks for looking.

-- John T.





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Vince

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 08:15 AM

Very nice work, what type of glue did you use to adhere the aluminum to the acrylic?

-- Vince

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-26-2013 10:09 AM

Boy those are stunning pens!!

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

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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#3 posted 04-26-2013 12:44 PM

Thanks Vince. I just about always use epoxy for my pens and I did so in this case. Both for the inlays and the tube. These cuts were done on my tablesaw with a jig.

-- John T.

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Vince

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#4 posted 04-26-2013 03:13 PM

What type of jig did you use? Is it a sled style with a set angle?

-- Vince

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 04-26-2013 03:19 PM

Very nice work on these pens. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#6 posted 04-26-2013 03:36 PM

Here is a photo of one of the jigs. This one is for cutting 45 degrees and the 60 degree is basically the same setup.
You can also see one of the blanks in its cut stage with the inlays ready for drilling and turning.

-- John T.

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#7 posted 04-26-2013 03:57 PM

Very nice JT.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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Vince

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#8 posted 04-26-2013 09:05 PM

Nice setup, a lot safer than my method. Great job

-- Vince

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woodbutcherbynight

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#9 posted 04-27-2013 03:36 AM

Nice setup, the post with how you did the cuts was very helpful. Have to do some improving on my jig.

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

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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#10 posted 04-27-2013 04:11 AM

They are quite easy and so manypossibilitiescan be had. Hereisanotherexample where Iused some pickguard and made the end rings with half cuts. Thanks allfor the kindwords.

-- John T.

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Rockbuster

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#11 posted 04-28-2013 02:06 AM

WOW JT You just keep out doing yourself, these are fantastic. I would like to see the faces of some certain turners on another site that we both know.

PS, I did finally make one of those scalloped pens that you sent me the instructions for, but it didn’t turn out looking anything as nice as yours.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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hotrodadcox

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#12 posted 05-03-2013 01:58 PM

Very creative, I will try these, really like the black and AL contrast, veery rich looking !!!!!!

-- hotrodjohn, colorado

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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#13 posted 05-03-2013 04:34 PM

Thanks for the kind words. Yes by all means give it a try. It is really not that hard to do. The look can be altered in so many ways and the imagination is the only limit. Good luck and look forward to seeing them.

-- John T.

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