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Blog series by clieb91 updated 07-13-2013 01:35 PM 4 parts 20623 reads 20 comments total

Part 1: Bummer!! or My first Celtic knot

03-14-2012 04:11 PM by clieb91 | 6 comments »

So a few weeks ago I took a course on building segmented pens at my local Woodcraft. The class was very good and we came away with 4 different types; Celtic Knot, Spiderweb, Spiral Staircase, and a small piece of a Herringbone (which I am not sure I will be doing again) The Celtic knot is really the only one that was a complete blank and I decided to give it a try this morning before I started in on the other pens I am planning to turn this afternoon and through the weekend. Unfortunately it ...

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Part 2: New Sharpening System

06-17-2012 07:38 PM by clieb91 | 4 comments »

Ok, So for a while I have been using my own home made sharpening system. Which you can kind of see here.. I was not completely sure I was getting the best edge though, so I finally started doing some research on various systems and liked the Wolverine, but the price was just a bit out of my reach. So after looking here I saw a review or two on the PSI version and decided to go for it. It is a pretty nice package deal. Well after about an hour I had the setup you see. I did not u...

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Part 3: Paulownia Experiment

06-30-2013 02:51 PM by clieb91 | 3 comments »

A couple of years ago we had to do some cutting of a Paulownia Tree. (Princess Tree) I took several pieces and they have been hanging out and drying for quite a while. The wood is extremely light weight but very sturdy. I finally pulled a log out this morning as I am was cutting blanks. I decided to cut a few large blanks at first to see what it was like. Decided to go with 2 bottle opener blanks. It turns very quickly and a little rough. but once you have a shape it goes quick...

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Part 4: First Segmented?

07-13-2013 01:35 PM by clieb91 | 7 comments »

First off Thank you to William for all of his recent blogs on the segmented pens. I had taken a course on some of this about a year or so ago but really have not experimented with it much on my own until now. I decided to use one of my “Pen”dants as the experiment which I think have great potential to make them look a little more Jewelry-ish, so here is what I came up with for my first attempt. The wood is Paduak with a light colored veneer that I have had for quite a w...

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