Christmas Commission Pens and Pencils

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Project by WoodGuyScott posted 01-22-2014 09:18 PM 1454 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I tend to get very busy both before and after the holidays, so please forgive the few weeks following Christmas that it took me to get these posted.

The Gatsby style stylus pens are labeled in the picture, and were made as gifts for a few coworkers in my building. Our administrators are some tech-savvy people, and seeing as they usually walk around with both an iPad and a legalPad, I thought them appropriate gifts.

The slim style pens were a commission for one very nice lady who got a SUPER deal on them. There are four pen and pencil sets in there, made from Bocote, Bubinga, Cocobolo, and Wenge, and each is finished with CA. I really like working with Bocote, Bubinga, and Cocobolo, but I don’t think I’ll be making any more Wenge pens. At least not with a CA finish. The grain is so spaced out and deep that, while they look great once done, I had to sand away a couple dollars worth of CA from each piece it seemed to fill everything and get a nice, consistent finish.

All in all, I’m really happy with them.

-- --Shafe

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#1 posted 01-23-2014 03:32 PM

Nice work!
With the Wenge don’t give up use a wood filler in the open grain first. Matching color looks great but you can get a great look with a contrasting color too. I use acrylic paint to do the same thing. both dry fast and build up fast then you don’t go thru CA as much.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 01-23-2014 03:36 PM

I didn’t think about acrylic paint. That might work out well, since my wife is a painter, and has a limitless supply and an endless talent for color matching. I think I’ll try to give that a try this weekend. Thanks!

-- --Shafe

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#3 posted 01-28-2014 02:06 PM

Beautiful set of pens! All the woods used are rich looking and very well finished. Great job!

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#4 posted 01-29-2014 08:29 PM

Hey, thanks Fishin. I really like this whole pen turning hobby.

-- --Shafe

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