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Metal ring pen project for youngest son

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Project by mgburr posted 264 days ago 1014 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second son wanted a pen for school this year, and decided he wanted two different woods along with a metal inlay. Here’s shome shots of them on the lathe and a final to give an idea of how they contrasted. Not one of my better concoctions, but still pleasing to look at.





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ThorinOakenshield

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#1 posted 264 days ago

Interesting! What type of inlay do you use? Do you use the same HHS tools to carve the metal?

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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mgburr

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#2 posted 264 days ago

a piece of sheet copper from the local hobby store. since it’s soft enough I could use the same gouges. I saw the concept a couple of years ago in Fine Woodworking, and have done it a few times.

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Vince

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#3 posted 264 days ago

Nice work, what type of pen is that?

-- Vince

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mgburr

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#4 posted 264 days ago

IIRC olive and Bocote, with a copper sandwich. Just pulled out some unlabeled stock for him to choose from. The kit is one of the screw top kits from woodcraft.

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 260 days ago

Beautiful pen! Attractive wood combo and the copper inlay is a great accent. I’m sure your son loves it. Great job!

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