Pens, well more like a pen and a 1/2

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Project by Matthew posted 02-25-2012 11:07 PM 1406 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well today was another day of pen making. I started with a cross cut Zebrawood, put the top section lost a chunk on the lathe….so the pic shows the bottom section, I really like how that looks. I did play with the top section just to learn some tricks. The second on is made of Purpleheart, and it is a slimline pen kit.

On a side note, went over to my FIL’s, he makes hard wood wooden toys, and dug around in his scrap pile. Using a 12” band saw cut myself over 100 wooden pen blanks….SCORE!!!!!!! A wide variety, maple, purpleheart, mahogany, ash, yellowheart, rosewood, white oak, cherry, walnut, teak, and several other types. Will keep me busy for awhile, guess I need to buy some more kits.

-- Save every piece of scrap, the best things come from what others cast aside --

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 11:49 PM

Fine looking pen, and those blanks should keep you busy for a while

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 02-26-2012 01:55 AM

You’ve got a big stash there and a great start,enjoy!

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#3 posted 02-26-2012 02:35 PM

Nice pen, I see what you mean about the zebra wood that’s cool. Well with all those pen blanks I expect you will ship my pen to me in 2 to 3 weeks thanks, LOL

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 11-04-2014 05:14 PM

I made several of those zebrawood cross grain pens myself. They are beautiful – when they don’t chunk out! I’ve found that high lathe speed, freshly sharpened tools, and light cuts is the way to go, and even then sometimes they’re just tempermental.
you’ve got a lot of blanks there, have fun!

-- Gridlockd

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