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Project by Mainiac Matt posted 11-30-2018 09:31 PM 807 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been busy turning pens to give as Christmas gifts. I’ve got about 15 ready to go, but these are the nicest ones…

Sadly, I have forgotten which woods are which. The first is Cocobolo (I think), second ??, third is Brazilian Rosewood, The group shot has a Zebrawood and another wood that is very similar… and the last shots were turned from “presentation grade” Olivewood.

So far the Penn State Trim Line is my go to kit for my nicest blanks, as the larger diameter shows off the figure better than the Thin Line kits… yet they’re still inexpensive at $2.50/kit when their on sale.

Thanks for looking and have a happy Christ Mass.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#1 posted 11-30-2018 09:33 PM

Beautifully done. The first and last are particularly nice.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 11-30-2018 09:35 PM

Very nice! My pen elves are also busy getting ready for Christmas.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#3 posted 11-30-2018 09:53 PM

Beautiful Matt! They’re going to be very popular Christmas presents!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#4 posted 11-30-2018 09:59 PM

nice work may have to make up a few myself,i mean who cant use a pen,especially nice ones like yours.

-- 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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#5 posted 11-30-2018 11:11 PM

Great pens Matt. I really like the olive.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 11-30-2018 11:51 PM

I think they look pretty darn nice! They’ll be a hit for sure.

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#7 posted 12-01-2018 12:56 AM

Very Nice, looks great! Interesting you mention their price at $2.50 each. Have you ever heard of Wood Turningz? Their’s currently go for $1.80 each! Hope this helps!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#8 posted 12-01-2018 01:35 AM

Nice pens.Yes larger diameter pen kits can show off your turnings a little more.But Thin/Slim line pen kits are nice to turn and smaller hand folks like them :)

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#9 posted 12-01-2018 01:59 AM

I will PM you my address buddy Santa LOL :<)) GREAT JOB

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

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#10 posted 12-01-2018 02:05 AM

Those are sweet looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 12-01-2018 03:52 AM

Beautiful pens!!

cheers, JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 12-01-2018 07:20 AM

What ? Pens are a Wood project? :) I just started turning pens never thought of posting any, 1st one Cocobolo went to me Mother, next 2, Pen and Pencil set taught me that QS White Oak while does look good is porous grained wood and hard to make thin. Yours look fantastic! Need some Oak Pen blanks?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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