Pens for a good cause

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Project by Darell posted 12-21-2011 07:20 PM 1421 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was approached a few weeks ago to make some pens for the Hope Transplant Organization to give to guest speakers at their Celebration of Life function for over 400 organ transplant recipients and their families. The individual I dealt with asked that a native wood from Oklahoma be used. A friend in COWA suggested using redbud, the Oklahoma state tree. I showed her the redbud blanks which she liked very much. She then chose the Wall St. II click pens kits in Gold. The picture is of 4 of the 5 pens I turned for them. I think they turned out very well and they were pleased with the pens. I liked them so well that I turned another for me. The redbud wood came from a tree downed in an ice storm a few years ago and was dry and ready to turn. The finish is Mylands topped with Renaissance wax. It was an honor to turn these pens for a good cause.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#1 posted 12-21-2011 07:21 PM

Thumb’s UP!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 09:05 PM

Very well done and they look great. Click pens are far nicer to use than a twist pen. They should love them.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 12-22-2011 06:27 PM

Very nice. Are they 7mm? What type of drill bit are you using?

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#4 posted 12-22-2011 08:55 PM

Wall St. II pen kits take a 27/64 drill bit. I use a brad point bit to drill pen blanks.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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