|Project by ShannonRogers||posted 07-28-2008 12:57 AM||1177 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I finally decided to make a mechanical pencil for my shop instead of constantly sharpening pencils to get that sharp line for dovetail cutting. I got a whole bunch of this maple from a tree in our neighborhood that came down about 8 months ago.
I like the feel of the wood when writing so I don’t use high build finishes. This is sanded to 12,000 grit, Danish Oil, then Shellawax as the final coat.
Attention pen swappers: I put 4 of these blanks from the same tree in the swap box!
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