Red Cedar Slimline Pen

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Project by Tom Godfrey posted 10-31-2012 11:54 AM 1445 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Red Cedar Slimline Pen
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This is my second of what I hope to be many slimline pen. First pen didn’t turn out that great. I didn’t get the finish I wanted so my little lady gets that one. She likes it so that made me happy.

I really like the feel of this pen and I am a pen nut. Love a good writing pen and this one feels good in my hand. I have been thinking of making pens for some time now and I have plenty of scrap pieces of wood so why not use them and maybe make a few bucks to help buy the next tool I want or need.

If you don’t have aromatic red cedar in your area I can furnish you some blanks at a very low cost. BLanks will be 3/4×3/4×5 or 6 inches. Will let any LJ member have them for 25 cents each plus actual shipping cost to me. Be willing to trade for wood that I may not have in my area. That way no cost other than the shipping cost

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 12:04 PM

Nice looking pen. I was wondering about using cedar. I have some aromatic cedar. I wonder if that would work.

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Tom Godfrey

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 12:33 PM

I think Aromatic red cedar works great or it did for me. I know its a soft wood but not likely that a pen will take a beating so it should be okay. I think I used tung oil on this pen just to keep the salt from your fingers leaving any marks. Wasn’t looking for a high gloss finish. I like to keep the wood as natural as possible.
Like all projects time will tell how this works out. I have had to go back on several things because they didn’t hold up with weather or some other reason.
Thanks for looking and posting your comments

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 12:46 PM

Beautiful red cedar pen!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 10-31-2012 01:12 PM

Beautiful pen Tom, well done. Never used Red Cedar, not available around here, but I have used the Canadian version Western Red Cedar, very soft but the aroma is to die for, love the timber.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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#5 posted 10-31-2012 03:24 PM

That looks like Aurora Diamante fountain pen without diamonds. :) I meant to say it looks elegant and expensive.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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