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Project by trifern posted 06-30-2008 12:43 AM 1262 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned a few pens today in an attempt to get one good one to include in the pen swap. These are made from bowl scraps from past projects. I need some help from fellow Lumberjocks to pick the lucky pen. The first one is from my Big Leaf Maple bowl. The second pen is made from Crotch Honey. The final pen is made from Nice Piece of Ash. The picture of the ash pen is kinda washed out. It looks much nicer in person. These are all unique because they are turned using end grain. Which one do you like?

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 06-30-2008 12:53 AM

The first one gets my vote. Good job!

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#2 posted 06-30-2008 01:05 AM

Joe, you did a great job on them all.

I have to agree with Garyb6. I vote for the big leave maple.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 06-30-2008 01:24 AM

I go for the Maple Joe, nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 06-30-2008 02:07 AM

So far it’s 4 for the Big Leaf Maple… and you can send the ‘losers’ my way ;)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#5 posted 06-30-2008 02:22 AM

I vote for the Crotch Honey.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#6 posted 06-30-2008 04:13 AM

very nice pens! i also love the first one. thanks for the post!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 06-30-2008 05:25 AM

Hi Joe;

I can’t decide. I like them all.

Real nice turnings.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 06-30-2008 05:34 AM

Nice looking pen Joe. You definately have the knack. Middle.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 06-30-2008 12:29 PM

I like the middle one best, but I’ll gladly send you an address where you can send the two you don’t put in the box.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#10 posted 06-30-2008 12:36 PM

They all look nice. I like the Ash pen.
Thanks for posting.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#11 posted 07-01-2008 04:25 AM


I’m voting for “Crotch Honey” ‘cause I like the name! Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to decide, they’re all excellent!

-- Ryno

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#12 posted 07-01-2008 05:46 AM

Thank you for all the kind remarks. I really appreciate them all.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#13 posted 07-03-2008 02:03 AM

Wow that big leaf maple is beautiful. They are all nice looking pens.

-- Andy Stark

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#14 posted 07-08-2008 02:01 AM


-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#15 posted 07-12-2008 05:39 AM

I like each one better than the other two.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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