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Project by cajunpen posted 11-25-2013 02:37 AM 1101 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I haven’t turned a pen or pencil in some time. I needed a good shop pencil and I knew that the 5.6mm Sketch Pencils were among the best for use in the shop, especially the Lathe. The thick lead is practically indestructible and it creates a dark line. I also have some pastel colored leads that will work great on dark colored woods.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 11-25-2013 03:04 AM

Nice pencil : ) Which wood did you choose ? It’s real purdy.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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kiefer

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#2 posted 11-25-2013 03:26 AM

That is one beautiful pencil and I don’t just say that lightly !
I you happen to loose this beauty let me know where and I will find it and keep it .LOL
Now could you make a marking knife like that ,I think that would be a challenge .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#3 posted 11-25-2013 03:26 AM

Beautiful pencil and another great tool for the shop.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 11-25-2013 03:29 AM

Very nice, Bill!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 11-25-2013 04:33 AM

Very nice pencil Bill. That sounds like an excellent idea for the lathe. You got me thinking again.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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longgone

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#6 posted 11-25-2013 04:51 AM

Nice pencil Bill…! I have a bunch of mechanical pencils all around my shop..but nothing that nice and fancy. Where did you find the pastel lead for them?

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#7 posted 11-25-2013 02:13 PM

Very attractive pen—great addition to your shop.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 11-25-2013 02:34 PM

That looks like a fun project! I’ve never made a pen, where does that kit come from?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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luv2learn

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#9 posted 11-25-2013 04:21 PM

Nice looking pencil Bill. I am curious also, where did you get the kit and lead for it?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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cajunpen

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#10 posted 11-25-2013 05:24 PM

Thanks for all of the kind comments, I appreciate them.

Greg – I had the pastel leads laying around. Several years ago I sold a couple of Sketch pencils (through my website, cajunpen.com ) and had ordered a few packs of leads for future sales. Unfortunately the distributor that I ordered the pen and lead from no longer carries them. I forgot all about that pencil and refills until I recently ran across a video that the guy making it was using a sketch pencil for his project. They work great!
I just went and checked and Penn State Industries also has the colored leads.

Steve & Green – the kit came from Penn State Industries and they also have the lead for them. It’s funny, but the pencil that they have displayed looks like the same wood that I made mine from (some sort of Burl, Cherry I think).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 11-25-2013 06:08 PM

This would be a great pencil in any shop! Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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cajunpen

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#12 posted 11-25-2013 08:21 PM

Just browsing the Internet and noticed this Shop Pencil on the Woodcraft site. Wish I’d have noticed this before I bought the kit, bushings and drill bit to make mine.

Woodcraft Shop Pencil - $16.95

These pens are really great for the shop. Line is heavy for exact cut marking, but are great for general use in the shop.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#13 posted 11-25-2013 11:06 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#14 posted 11-26-2013 08:08 PM

Beautiful instrument Cajunpen! I am having trouble wrapping my mind around the size of it. Could you post a picture of the pencil in hand? And how is it sharpened? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 11-27-2013 01:28 PM

Nicely done. This is very handy round the shop

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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