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R4x

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11-21-2016 02:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: turning teak arts and crafts

This is a nautical pen I made for my grandfather’s 82nd birthday. He was in the US Navy and served in Korea. Recently, I had an opportunity to source some teak decking from the battleship USS North Carolina and couldn’t resist. Hope he likes it!


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Firewood

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#1 posted 11-21-2016 03:08 PM

Nicely done. I’m sure your grandfather will appreciate it for the source of the wood, but more so for the source of the love and thoughtfulness that went into it.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 11-21-2016 03:30 PM

That’s a nice pen Captin.And it does look like real teak to me.

Aj

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#3 posted 11-21-2016 03:42 PM

Great job

Welcome to Lumberjocks

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

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#4 posted 11-21-2016 05:18 PM

Really outstanding pen & story! Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Bill

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R4x

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#5 posted 11-21-2016 07:34 PM

Thanks everyone!

One thing I am noticing is that the whole pictures aren’t showing up. How would I fix that?

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#6 posted 12-02-2016 11:03 PM

Very nice! I’ve been looking everywhere for pen blanks from the USS North Carolina.

May I ask if you used the wood from the plaque they offer for a donation?

Also, I haven’t seen the navy theme pen hardware before. Mind telling me where you found that?

The reason I am interested is, I am making a gift for a retired naval officer, and this seems like a perfect gift.

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R4x

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#7 posted 12-03-2016 11:12 PM



Very nice! I ve been looking everywhere for pen blanks from the USS North Carolina.

May I ask if you used the wood from the plaque they offer for a donation?

Also, I haven t seen the navy theme pen hardware before. Mind telling me where you found that?

The reason I am interested is, I am making a gift for a retired naval officer, and this seems like a perfect gift.

- SF_Lumberjocks

Thank you!

I got it from a local shop whose proprietor was instrumental in the removal of the old decking and the installation of the new decking. You can find them here:
https://www.facebook.com/woodieswoodshopwilmington/?fref=ts

Also, here is a link to the nautical kit I used:
https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/1/6438/PSI-Nautical-Twist-Pen-Kit?term=nautical+pen

You’ll need these bushings for it as well: https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/19/6129/PSI-Pen-Kit-Bushing-Set-PKMAJSQBU?term=nautical+pen

Hope this is helpful! Please show it off when you make it.

Best
-R

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#8 posted 12-04-2016 01:26 AM

Excellent work R4x and welcome to Lumber Jocks>

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