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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-05-2019 12:42 PM 1115 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made 11 more pens and while I was fractal burning one pen, I also burned this piece of Mesquite and filled it with turquoise paint in the burned areas This was a cut off piece pulled from the burn barrel. It is finished with clear gloss lacquer.

The wood in the pens is 1 Fractal burned birds eye maple ,3 Osage Orange, 1 African Blackwood,1 purple heart, 1 maple burl and 4 olive wood. The pens are finished with EEE and Shellawax.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Ivan

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#1 posted 06-05-2019 01:01 PM

Wow! What a collection!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-05-2019 01:13 PM

I like the effect you achieved with the turquoise paint in the burn. The contrast with the black of the burn is fantastic.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#3 posted 06-05-2019 01:33 PM

Some beautiful work Jim!!!

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

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#4 posted 06-05-2019 01:37 PM

Nice to see you haven’t caught the pen turning addiction Jim, nice lot of pens. Like the wood burning and the paint effect.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 06-05-2019 01:46 PM

Really like those soft touch pens!

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

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#6 posted 06-05-2019 01:48 PM

nice line up of pens jim and once again you show your mastery of the fractal process.

-- 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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#7 posted 06-05-2019 02:12 PM

Very nice looking pens! Everyone a beauty! And I’ll never look at a burning barrel the same way again! Your fractal burn is awesome!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 06-05-2019 03:48 PM

Nice pens.

Like your facial burn decoration is very creative and turned out nice.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#9 posted 06-05-2019 05:42 PM

Very nice, I’m finding that the different woods and pen styles can very addictive but also rewarding, did a 90 degree cut teak blank with a Baron kit that turned out to be one of my favorites so far! Was giving as a gift to my Wood Mentor on a recent visit. On a side note did actually “sell ” a pen !!!! but only charged for material as it was for a neighbour to give as a Grad gift.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 06-05-2019 06:13 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. Next i need a rack to display them at shows.

Hi Bob, I got addicted bad. I had to make a rack with 20 boxes in it to separate the different species of pen blanks

cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 06-05-2019 08:33 PM

Amazing work as usual!

-- 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. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#12 posted 06-05-2019 10:39 PM

Now that you’re hooked on Pens, what are you going to do with all of your other equipment, etc.

These are Beautiful pens!

What do you do with them? Sell them? Make a profit? :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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#13 posted 06-05-2019 11:04 PM

Thanks Jerry and Joe.

Hi Joe, I hope to sell them. My last order to Penn State was $270 and i need to get that back with a profit, I hope. My new mini lathe stand has come in real handy and so have the delrin bushings I made for the mandrel. I use the EEE now and it does not turn the delrin black like the brass did!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 06-06-2019 04:14 AM

Great work with those pens Jim. Your supply keeps on growing. I’m interested with the turquoise paint you used on the mesquite. It looks just as good as real turquoise from here.

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

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#15 posted 06-06-2019 01:30 PM

How many now, you must be in competition with Mark, Very nice woods, Hope your sales go well.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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