Father & Son Pens

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Project by Kerux posted 01-25-2008 06:34 AM 2651 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have our Scroll Saw Christmas party (we got snowed out in December) on Saturday and we do a White Elephant gift exchange. Has to be something you made. I did a Atlas Wave pen so I could say I used a Scroll Saw on it (gifts don’t have to be scrolled though).

Josh (11 yr old) decided to go with me since brother has a basketball game an hour away. I told him if he wanted to be in the exchange he’d have to make something so he did a pen. The Euro Pen is his pen. I had glued up a bunch of cut-off throw aways a while back with some Black Graphite Epoxy (for building golf clubs) that was getting old. I was wondering how it might show up… I kinda like the black line effect.

Josh said he’d like to use that and the Blackwood. Then he wanted it cut at an angle then re-glued. So I made the blanks for him. And he did the rest from there. Very nice pen. Kinda hoping I win it back at the party.


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#1 posted 01-25-2008 06:58 AM

Nice looking pair. Gives me an idea for the left over anthracite Got plenty of that black powder left over from doing the epoxy grout on the kitchen counter

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#2 posted 01-25-2008 07:12 AM

Nice work with the pens! I have not made a ‘wave’ pen, yet, but I like the simplicity of the flowing lines. I like your son’s work, too. I agree that the black epoxy gives a nice definition to the segmenting…sharp!

-- Antiques made, while you wait

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#3 posted 01-25-2008 08:00 AM

wow…this is fantastic!!! great job!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 01-25-2008 10:50 AM

Very nice writing instruments. Good luck winning one back.

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#5 posted 01-25-2008 11:03 AM

The pens are great looking – but the really good part of this story/project is that it was accomplished with your son. Good for you.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 01-25-2008 12:04 PM

This pens are nice.

-- Jiri

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#7 posted 01-25-2008 02:41 PM

how wonderful
well done!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 01-25-2008 03:36 PM

Great job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 01-25-2008 11:24 PM

Beautiful pen Kerux, I’d want to get that back too. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 01-30-2008 01:06 AM

Love the Atlas pen. How long did the glue up require?

-- Mark, Florida,

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#11 posted 08-10-2008 05:23 AM

Very cool pens, both of them are extremely nice. I love the wave on the Atlas pen.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#12 posted 07-01-2009 04:40 PM

These are great! I was looking thorugh your projects and that atlas really caught my eye. How did you do the blank to get the overlapping curves?

-- --God bless! Brandon

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#13 posted 07-01-2009 06:18 PM

bam…. I used a scrollsaw and then glued in veneer.


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