Pen in a Box

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Project by Partridge posted 06-26-2009 07:00 PM 2155 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was done with black walnut and rubbed with steel wool and vinegar solution.
pens rose wood, big ben cigar

This write up was done in my wood turning clubs news letter. (northwest wood turners, July)

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#1 posted 06-26-2009 07:47 PM

I like the commentary and it is definitely a question that I have talked about with my father, who is an artist. Jim says that to be a good artist/craftsman you have to be good at the other, but I don’t believe that to be the case, but that’s just one man’s opinion. Even when it comes to woodworking, this doesn’t necessarily apply. A good craftsman can pick up a set of plans and with the right tools can follow the plans and produce a nice looking object, where’s the art in that? Now, the person who designed the plan may have a great eye for proportion and lines for style and appealing to look at, but they may not be able to cut a straight line with a table saw. Artist? yes, but craftsman? definitely not. So, I see the two as mutually exclusive. What do you call it when a person posses both craftsmanship and the ability to create something unique? I don’t really have an answer for that, does it matter? I do have to agree with Jim on one point “probably not”.

Beautiful box and pens, by the way. I’d love to see more detail on the box.

-- - In the end, everything will be okay. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end yet.

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#2 posted 06-26-2009 08:13 PM

I could swear i read this exact commentary in a magazine 3 weeks ago or so. The author then went on to describe how a japanese instructor told a story about a man who instead of making an artistic rendition of the shoe the class was supposed to represent, he made the match to the shoe creating a pair. His family was cobblers, and this raised a question as to if it was art or craft…

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 06-29-2009 12:48 AM

boggles the mind :)

beautiful pen and box

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 07-08-2009 12:04 AM

Great Pen box !

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#5 posted 07-09-2009 03:45 AM

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