A Few Pens

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Project by Innovator posted 01-15-2012 06:15 PM 1807 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few different pens that I made from some bowl drop-offs. When I am cutting up a blank I always keep the drop-offs and trim them down for other smaller projects. I am testing different techniques and finishes along the way. The first pic (the purple pen) was a dyed finish. I was not sure how this would look on a pen but I am very pleased with it (so are my 2 daughters who both want it). I have a few others that I have turned that I am testing different colors including a two tone color set that I am very pleased with. This is very good news for me since I have 100 plus 3/4×3/4×6” blanks that are plane maple and do not make for good looking pens (wood is very plain but has some grain to it). I am looking to try different dying color combinations on them.

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 01-15-2012 06:58 PM

Some really nice looking pens really like pen #3, What type of wood is that?. Certainly interested in hearing more about the dyes. Also like the way you displayed these for photos, very simple but very nice looking.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 01-15-2012 07:15 PM

Nice looking pens. Good job !

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#3 posted 01-15-2012 07:48 PM

A neat bunch of pens very good work.

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#4 posted 01-16-2012 12:01 AM

Nice work Buddy.

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#5 posted 01-16-2012 02:18 AM

Great look’in pens…..I always like seeing somebody’s handy work, especially when they try something new!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 01-16-2012 03:53 AM

Thanks for the comments, much appreciated.

Chris – I am not sure what the wood is for #3.

As for the dyes I will document what I do when I put up the next post on my dyed pens.


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