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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-02-2019 11:12 AM 983 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was too hot in the barn for working so I rolled out my new lathe stand turned 5 pens out on the east side of the barn later when the sun went way west!.
Two are African Blackwood, two are Mesquite and one is Olive wood.They are finished with EEE and Shellawax.

The new Delrin bushings I made worked real good in that they never turned the wood black like the brass ones did when I hit them with EEE . However, the ends crush a bit from the pressure needed to turn the blanks so I need to make a good supply of them.

I found some real nice pen gift boxes from a place called Amsterdam so I bought a bunch and they will be given with each pens sold.

cheers, Jim

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





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 07-02-2019 01:24 PM

Nice pens Jim. Those blackwoods look wicked. I”m surprised you haven’t made a assembly line for the pen display boxes yet. I bet it was hot in the barn. You need one of those portable air conditioners.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 07-02-2019 01:42 PM

beautiful pens GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#3 posted 07-02-2019 02:39 PM

nice work on those pens jim you are certainly hooked on pen making,it is addictive.

-- 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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Andre

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#4 posted 07-02-2019 02:45 PM

Sure look pretty! I concur with the different wood selections, did some pens in a Walnut burl and a Snhoe horn in Koa that impressed me even:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 07-02-2019 03:03 PM

Thanks, Dave,Tony . Pottz and Andre.

Hi Dave. I have a fan in there but when the dust is flying.,it goes even further with the fan on. I do have a pen display rack on the other lathe so I will have to do some turning in the heat.

Hi Andre..i have Koa blanks and maple burl blanks. they’ll come out soon. I have to see how well pens sell at my next sale on July 20th. At the shows a lot of people always asked if I had pens and then I didn’t but now I do!

Cheers, Jim

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

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lew

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#6 posted 07-02-2019 03:24 PM

Those African Blackwood ones are gorgeous! Bet the olive wood one smelled great while turning.

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

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 07-02-2019 03:41 PM

nice batch of pens Jim -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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James E McIntyre

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#8 posted 07-02-2019 04:57 PM

I remember in your comment last night or the clamp project, that you moved you setup out of the barn.
Nice! You have been very busy.

-- James E McIntyre

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 07-02-2019 06:07 PM

Thanks Lew, Dick and James!!

Hi Lew, I was outside and could not smell a thing…but it is very pretty wood and I have a very limited supply.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 07-02-2019 08:53 PM

Great job on the pens good luck with the sales.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 07-02-2019 10:16 PM

Great job for a hot day Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 07-02-2019 10:34 PM

Thanks, John and Tony!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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Bob Collins

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#13 posted 07-02-2019 11:59 PM

Another nice lot of pens Jim, I like the woods. Gift boxes are a nice touch to a sale if the buyer thinks you are adding it as a freebie. I also have velvet sleeves as a give away gimmick at the market, always puts a smile on the customers face, then if that fails add a spare refill. Costs are covered by my initial sale price so if they don’t want any of the above a small discount is OK. Have fun Jim but don’t get addicted. Cheers.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 07-03-2019 01:33 AM

Thanks. Bob. I have yet to see how they sell. I hope like yours !!!!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#15 posted 07-03-2019 04:54 AM

J’J’, nothing against the pens, but what is your market? I have a couple of hundred pens that I’ve distributed to my kin and even running out of enemies to give to.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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