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Project by DonR posted 03-23-2018 01:22 PM 2730 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Following my experiment with making a pen from news paper (it is in my older projects) I started playing with other materials and now have combined wood with cotton yarn.

This is a piece of cedar reclaimed from a shipping pallet. I turned the base form and used a parting tool to notch out the areas for the yarn. I then carefully wound on the yarn and saturated it with thin CA. Once it was completely kicked I was able to turn and polish it just like any other stabilized material.

In the last pic you can see I have also made full pens out of just the yarn. it is much the same process minus the wood blank. I find that lighter weight yarn works best (this is sock weight) and natural fibers. Acrylic yarn does not wick the CA very well. if kicks the glue to fast to soak in.

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 03-23-2018 01:31 PM

yarn into a pen ummmm looks good ..GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 03-23-2018 05:37 PM

Dang that’s cool.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#3 posted 03-23-2018 06:12 PM

Hmmm … SWMBO saw this (she is a knitter), so looks like I’ll be making some. Thanks, DonR (:>{)

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 03-23-2018 06:20 PM

Woolly

Weird

Wild

WOW! Great idea and work.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 03-23-2018 08:31 PM

That’s a cool idea!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 03-23-2018 08:49 PM

That is a nice practical pen.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 03-23-2018 09:43 PM

You have great original ideas for making pens. Super Job!

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#8 posted 03-24-2018 01:29 AM

Very cool idea. Now I can raid my Mothers yard stash. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 03-24-2018 01:38 AM



Hmmm … SWMBO saw this (she is a knitter), so looks like I ll be making some. Thanks, DonR (:>{)

- TheDane

My Herself is a fiber type as well, that is how I have sock yarn on hand!

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.

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