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Project by clieb91 posted 03-21-2019 05:32 PM 423 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been busy the past two weeks after our only Spring Craft Show. One of our regular customers asked if I could make a selection of Inertia Pens and Key Chain Screw drivers for them to use as gifts during the holidays.

The Inertia Pens were recently put on Clearance at Woodcraft so I ran over to the local store and grabbed what was left to add to my small stash. Wound up with a full dozen in various color finishes. I was able to match the woods to the finishes with stuff I already had on hand and pretty happy about how they turned out. If you are not familiar with these pens they retract and drop with a flick. Kind of fun type of pen.

The screwdriver kits are from Penn State (not a huge fan of their pens but like their little kits) Gun Metal was the chosen finish and again I matched up stuff I already had on hand. As you can see in the last pic they have a selection of tips stowed inside and then are held in the stem with a magnet. Great for glasses or small electronics.

Now I have some other project I need to get done and then it on to the BBQ Swap.

Hope you all have a good weekend in or out of the shop.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 03-21-2019 06:01 PM

Nice work. I love the little screw drivers.
Thanks for sharing them with us.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 03-21-2019 06:21 PM

Neat.

Good luck at the show.

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

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#3 posted 03-21-2019 06:47 PM

nice array of sizes shapes and colors,and i like the screwdriver also,never saw those before.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 03-21-2019 08:49 PM

Those are really nice Chris!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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clieb91

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#5 posted 03-21-2019 10:44 PM

Thanks All.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 03-22-2019 07:07 AM

Wow!...Those patterns looks incredible! So colourful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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EarlS

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#7 posted 03-22-2019 11:18 AM

Clever screw driver design. I had to re-read the post a couple times before I figured out how the pens worked. Turning the dyed wood blanks made some eye catching patterns. Looks like it was a fun project and you made some $$ too.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 03-23-2019 03:52 AM

Those are beautiful Chris. The wood color is eye appealing. I can see why these are good sellers.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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clieb91

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#9 posted 03-23-2019 11:59 AM

Thanks again all. Those color woods are getting harder to find. Thankfully I still have a small stash of a few colors that can be used for small items. They are weird cutoffs my turning club used to get from a company that made rifle stocks out of them.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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