Pen and letter opener set for my sister

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Project by AlisaBeth posted 06-05-2017 09:10 PM 1644 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pen and letter opener set I made for my sister who graduated with her Masters in Psychology this year at age 50. The pen is a Rineheart pen kit from Woodcraft of Seattle where I work and I believe I got the letter opener from PSI (Penn State Ind.) The wood on both is a Stabilized Spalted Maple Burl. It’s finished with several coats of high friction polish made from shellac, wax and denatured alcohol. this was the first time I had made this letter opener and was a little disappointed in how small it was but it still makes a beautiful set to give as a graduation gift.

-- AlisaBeth, Tacoma,

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#1 posted 06-05-2017 11:58 PM

nice looking pen and opener set alisabeth i used to do a lot of them myself but got too busy with other wood projects.this isnt a big forum for pen turners,have you looked at IAP-international association of pen turners,its all pens.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 06-06-2017 12:36 AM

Good job on the pair. How long have you been turning?

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#3 posted 06-06-2017 04:07 PM

Very pretty.

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#4 posted 06-06-2017 08:11 PM

You did a very nice job on this gift set. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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