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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 05-25-2009 12:22 AM 1307 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not long ago Tim organized round 3 of the Pen Trade. You can see the details by going here: Karson asked Tim to send the box to him first so he could put enough cherry burl blanks in for each of the pen trade participants to have. Karson then issued the 391challenge for jocks to turn a pen as a project and post it. You can find details of the 391challenge pen blanks here: When the box made its journey to the west coast Steve added a piece of spalted willow and issued the 391bchallenge. I turned a pen from the 391bchallenge and had a small piece left over. I decided to have east meet west and glued the spallted willow onto a piece of the cherry burl, stabilized the rest of the blank with turquoise inlace and turned the pen. I wanted this to a modified slim line pen with a long upper section. You can see the project blog by going here: This pen was dry sanded up to 1000 grit and wet sanded to 12,000 grit. Three coats of thin CA glue followed by 4 coats of Mylands high speed friction polish and buffed out at high speed with a brown grocery bag. This is my entry in the 391challenge contest.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 05-25-2009 12:51 AM

Jeff, this is a beautiful pen. The cherry has a gorgeous look to it and the inlace and willow add just enough contrast for visual interest without competing with the cherry.

Nice job and a nice finish as well. It looks like a winner to me.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-25-2009 02:11 AM

Great pen, Jeff. Excellent creativity in the materials used.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#3 posted 05-25-2009 03:22 AM

Jeff: A fantasist creation. A nice addition to the blank to make it stable for your use.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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