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Project by Thewoodman2000 posted 05-27-2014 06:25 PM 1757 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These 2 pens were produced for a guy I work with. He has commissioned the most (items) from me to date.
Both of these pens are gifts going to friends he has in Mexico. I have had a couple items I make start out here in the USA and end up in other parts of the world.

The Yuri pen is made from spalted tamarind w/ a gold European kit.

The Marissa pen is made from (didn’t mark it down wood) turns real nice but don’t remember what it is w/ a gold European kit. This wood blank also had a small knot on 2 sides that looks like a face. Fun character detail see last pic!

Decal work and CA finished, polished up and ready to go.

These are some of the first photos taken with the light box I made.

Thanks for looking.

If anyone knows or thinks they know what the wood is on the Marissa pen please let me know. I

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#1 posted 05-27-2014 07:26 PM

Beautiful work as always

-- Bert

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#2 posted 05-27-2014 11:57 PM

Sleek pens. Beautiful wood.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 05-28-2014 02:30 AM

May I ask how you put the names on the pens?

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#4 posted 05-28-2014 05:04 AM

Very nice. I really like spalted Tamarind.
I sold a guy a bunch of pens that he took to Japan as corporate gifts one time.
Its cool to go international.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#5 posted 05-28-2014 05:02 PM

Hello Thewoodman2000

VEry nice pen

I have the same question that simpsy : how did you put the name on the pen?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 05-28-2014 05:25 PM

All: thank you for the kind comments. Its fun to think where your stuff could end up in the world.

Simpsy & Digger: If you ever built plastic model cars, airplanes… growing up you have done the same as I do now. The names are put on with water slide decals. Look it up on Youtube if you can there are several great videos showing for the most part what I do. If you look at my other projects some of them have decals too and I have added some more info there too.
I will see if I can blog how I do it some time soon.

Thanks for looking and asking!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#7 posted 05-28-2014 09:22 PM

This is magnificent and elegant! I would love to make something like this. Nice fit and finish.

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#8 posted 05-29-2014 12:27 PM

Looks like Cocobolo. These are really nice. Can you elaborate on the “decal” part of this? Thnx in advance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 06-08-2014 11:50 PM

Very nice, the names look great.
It was weird feeling the first time my wife and I sold our stuff, we realized that people that have no idea who we are will be receiving it and using it.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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