Pens (hexagonal), Ice Cream Scoops, and Cake Slicer

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Project by ChuckM posted 03-30-2011 04:30 AM 1775 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gift-making Day

The warm weather has returned and I spent the afternoon turning some gifts for a gathering my wife and I are attending next month.

They include half a dozen pens (2 hexagonal), two ice cream scoops and one cake slicer.

(The American Woodworker Feb. 2011 issue features an article on how to make the hexagonal pens using a router.)

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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Mark Emerson

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#1 posted 03-30-2011 04:46 AM

Good to see another pen turner, they always make for great gifts and to me it’s an addicting talent that just keeps on giving. Looks like a couple of the pens may have been made from Poduck. Not sure that’s spelled correctly but oddly I can’t work with that wood anymore, for some reason it actually causes an allergic type reaction and my skin acts as if I was playing with poison Ivy. Enough about me, great job on the pens and utensils.

-- Mark, Pueblo, CO. >>> A few pieces of wood and an Idea is all it takes to get me in trouble :)

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#2 posted 03-30-2011 06:08 AM

Hi Mark,

The woods I used are: Padauk, Bocote, Zebrawood, and Tulipwood. Thanks for the comment.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 02:21 PM

Nice work Chuck. I’m a pen turner also and curious on how you did the hex pens. I was curious on how I can find that article, I don’t get the magazine and I’m interested in doing a few of those kinda pens.

-- Adam ~ ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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