|Project by ThorinOakenshield||posted 03-31-2014 03:26 AM||1307 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
So I met a guy doing a pen turning demonstration at the local Rockler. He said I should join penturners.org. So I did and they were having a bunch of contests. I just started pen turning last summer so I entered the beginner pen contest. As luck would have it I won. Here's all the entries . And the Winner's page.
I was really surprised I even placed because of my non-traditional pen profile. Pens were voted on by registered members. I was excited when they responded well to it.
Entry description -
Name: Rustic Flower.
Pen Kit: Chrome Slimline from Woodcraft.
Materials: Cherry, Blood wood, Maple, aluminum.
Construction: Segmented. Each segment was burned to produce a black contrast between different woods and metal.
Finish: Medium CA Glue sanded to 2400 grit, buffed with high gloss P.P.Hutt wax.
Picture: Black cotton sheet backdrop, Hand mirror for additional view, side lighting in attempt to eliminate glare from clear polish.
I put the prize gift card toward a Robert Sorby Proedge from chefwarekits.com . The guys at Chefwarekits.com treated me great and they have the ProEdge for cheaper than anywhere else I’ve seen it. I also got some exotic snakes skit and feather pen blanks from JohnU. I posted a picture of the snake pen kit turned on a chrome sierra kit.
Next year I will try for the intermediate contest and see how I do.
-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain