Segmented Wood Pens

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Project by trees2pens posted 01-28-2014 07:39 PM 2577 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Cutting pen blanks on a 45 degree angle and gluing a contrasting wood in between the cut blank. Easy on a one cut blank shown with veneer of maple in the purpleheart. Multiple cuts and gluing shown on the upper barrel of maple with four purpleheart veneers. After all segments are glued together, the blank is turned on lathe. This method can be fun and gets a lot of attention.

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#1 posted 01-28-2014 10:00 PM

Nice looking pens. I hope I can make my first “knot” pen look that good.
I like to turn purpleheart too. Have you ever used a propane torch to flame a piece of purpleheart? Doing so gives you a way to speed up getting the rich purple color back after cutting into the wood. The heat is a fast way to make it look oxidized.
Keep sharing your cool pens with us!

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

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