Dovetail Pen Turning #3: Picture Progress Update

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Blog entry by SNSpencer posted 01-14-2010 06:31 PM 54185 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Dovetail Pen Progress Pictures.

OK, I managed to get a few pictures off the camera. Just bare with me, this is my “garage” camera so the resolution/quality is not top notch.

The three following picture are: #1 – My collection of dovetailed pen blanks. End to end joints for the dovetails. #2 – A closeup of some of the chipout I experienced along the joint seams. You can see the CA glue that I used to solve this issue in the picture. #3 – Finished pen blanks, first attempt. In this picture you can see that the dovetail line is not quite straight. This makes for a lousy pen when assembled, not very visually appealing.

More pictures to come as this project progresses with more attempts.

Dovetail Pen 1 - Blanks

Dovetail Pen 2 - Chip out

Dovetail Pen 3 - Finished but crooked

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#1 posted 01-14-2010 07:00 PM

Very cool, I am just starting pens and is addicting. I keep finding scraps in the bin and now have a use for them.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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