My first pen project

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Project by wecoyote posted 09-22-2009 05:22 AM 1440 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
My first pen project
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Though it is difficult to see, this pen was made using “Blackwood” and a Roller ball pen kit from Penn State Industries. The pen uses a modified Mont Blanc roller ball refill and writes like a dream.

It was a bit ambitious to start with such a “fancy” pen but I must admit I had help. My dad (a far more accompished Lumber Jock) helped me with the project and allowed me to use his drill press and lathe.

The mirror finish you see is done with CA (Cynoacrylate) glue and lots of patience. In truth, the pen has been used almost daily for several months and is holding up quite well.

-- B. Corliss

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#1 posted 09-22-2009 05:28 AM

Very nice! I like the finish and the kit is a nice style. I get a lot of enjoyment turning pens. It relaxes me and they make great presents. I’ve actually paid for several tools with profits from turning pens.

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#2 posted 09-22-2009 08:23 AM

Great first pen. Only hope my first comes out as nice.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 10-13-2009 05:10 PM

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#4 posted 10-27-2009 03:11 AM

Very nice pen. Arizona Shiloutte has nice kits and can usaually beat Pen States pen kits.

-- Jim LaCourse

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#5 posted 10-27-2009 03:15 AM

great start!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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