Weekend pens

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Project by Sawdust2 posted 02-01-2010 02:09 PM 2179 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first two are Tycoons. The red is dyed box elder burl, the second is amboyna burl.
A co-worker of the friend I made the red one for had a knock off MontBlanc and he wanted me to make one the same color but use the cap off his pen. So I modified a European style pen and this is what we ended up with.

I’m using my home made shadow box for the photos.

A good way to pass a cold weekend.

Thanks for looking.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#1 posted 02-01-2010 03:45 PM

Great pens. I like the second one the best. Just getting started in pen making and I’m hooked. lol BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#2 posted 02-01-2010 04:11 PM

Lee: It looks great nice job.

-- 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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#3 posted 02-01-2010 05:56 PM

Nicely done. I love the red color.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 02-01-2010 06:07 PM

Beautifully turned pens. The red one looks more bold & daring….LOL.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 02-01-2010 06:27 PM

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#6 posted 02-02-2010 12:49 AM

Nice pens. How about showing your homemade shadow box you used for the pictures.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#7 posted 02-02-2010 04:33 AM

I love amboyna burl. It is one of my favorites.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#8 posted 02-02-2010 05:54 AM

Duane: I tried to get Calvin to lend me his transmogrifier so I could put the shadow box in the shadow box to take a picture of it but he told me Hobbs is using it for some sort of stimulus program. You’re from Iowa like the male side of my family so I guess you’ll understand.
It’s been a while and I’ve gotten rid of the link for the instructions. Basically, I took a box about 2’ x 2’x 2’, cut holes on three sides leaving 2” borders. lined it with white foam board, got 2 yards of the cheapest linen I could get at the yard goods store and two lights from HD. Drape the linen inside to diffuse the light. Voila. Cost was less then $10 and 7 of that was the lights. Leave the front hole clear so you can move the camera wherever.
Google “Camera Jim” to get some ideas.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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