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Project by Andybb posted 05-28-2018 06:41 PM 1158 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First attempt ended up looking like an elementary school volcano demonstration. Then was able to get a piece of stabilized burl into a blank. Finally was able to get a little color and sparkle while using some pine cones from the yard. Now I need to learn how to position the wood to show off the best figure in the blank, but I’m getting there. I was also (by mixing not enough green dye) able to get a cool 3D effect on one of the pens.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#1 posted 05-28-2018 06:46 PM

They both look good. Great job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 05-28-2018 07:08 PM

That’s really cool, Andy. Great work.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 05-28-2018 07:49 PM

Thanks guys. The whole “pen turning thing” is fun and feeds my ADHD immediate gratification animal. While furniture projects can take days, weeks or months, I can whip out a pen in a couple of hours waiting for a glue-up to dry and they sell just by word of mouth and screw ups are easy to undo. :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#4 posted 05-29-2018 10:34 AM

I think they both look great to.
Keep it up!!

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#5 posted 05-29-2018 01:04 PM

you must have learned a lot while you made these pens. They look very nice.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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