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Project by MarineGator posted 03-11-2014 11:57 PM 550 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since July, I have made over 450 pens out of Tru-stone. The material is tough to work with and kills your drill bits, but it is beautiful. I was only able to include a few:

Pic 1: Closed-end fountain pen. (In ROY-G-BIV order) Red Jasper, Mexican Agate, Honey Jasper, Banded Malachite, Sodalite, Charoite, Medium Lapis, and Jet.

Pic 2: Random segmented Tru-Stone. This one was a bear with all of the angles.

Pic 3: Red Jasper and Jade

Pic 4: Banded Black and White Rollerball

Pic 5: Dragonskin Turquoise Rollerball

Pic 6: Pink Mother of Pearl ballpoint

I guess I technically cheated because none of these are made of wood. So here it is to make it legit.

Unknown wood

-- If you ain't a Gator, you must be Gator bait.





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Steve Cherry

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#1 posted 03-12-2014 01:51 AM

Those are really beautiful pens. Where do you get your pen blank materials? How long have you been making pens? Did you just learn to make pens like this on your own, or did you have help, like a class, club, book or video? You have definitely created a very attractive pen I must say. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve - Seaford, DE

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MarineGator

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 08:03 PM

Steve,

Been making them for about a year now. Blank material comes from 1 of 3 places now: beartoothwoods.com, exoticblanks.com, or classicnib.com. They have the best prices, fastest shipping, and the most unique items. Got started with some help from a friend, but mostly trial and error.

-- If you ain't a Gator, you must be Gator bait.

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Steve Cherry

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#3 posted 03-13-2014 11:34 AM

Thanks Marine, trial and error is what I do best, lol. I’ll have to check out your sources. Everyone in my family got pens for Christmas gifts last year – my first attempts. They seemed happy with them, but there was definitely room for improvement of course. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve - Seaford, DE

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