Maple pen and Walnut pencil

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Project by Elizabeth posted 11-16-2010 06:12 PM 1572 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is a milestone – my first “for sale” woodworking items. I put these in my Etsy shop (Sheepshape Spinning) last night. We’ll see if anyone is interested!

The maple one is made from offcuts from a maple bench project that I’m working on in an evening class. The walnut one has little grooves by the grip, which I quite enjoy making.

I think I need to try and retake the pics of the walnut one though. They looked fine at home but here they’re looking a little too dark at the top end.

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#1 posted 11-17-2010 12:10 AM

What a nice pen,think im gonna give it a try one day :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#2 posted 11-17-2010 12:22 AM

It’s fun! Takes a surprising amount of accessories but it’s nice to be able to knock off a project in a short period of time. I prep the blanks beforehand so I can just grab some and go when the mood strikes.

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#3 posted 11-17-2010 02:20 AM

Nice looking pens!

I really like the enlarged end on the walnut one. Looks like it will be really comfortable to use.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 11-17-2010 04:06 AM

Very nice. I like what you did with the pencil. You really have a lot of options in pens/pencils. Turn scraps into treasures, and gifts. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 11-17-2010 06:06 AM

Well Done. Good luck on Etsy. Let us know how you do.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#6 posted 11-17-2010 07:42 AM

Nice pens Elizabeth.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#7 posted 11-18-2010 01:38 AM

Very nice looking Pens! Great work!
I can’t wait to see more, thanks for sharing!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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