A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Joining an Organized Swap? Please review the rules and info on a regular basis.
Total Members: 302,362
Currently Running With Scissors:
614 Guests and 11 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Pens!  (Read 756 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
pulling_teeth
« on: September 05, 2009 06:14:29 PM »

These are some AWESOME pens my boyfriend turned.

This pen was turned from a sparkle black acrylic. The camera had a hard time picking up the blingy-ness. It is a black ball point.











This is the pen he made for me! It's a pink acrylic with a pearl swirl in it. It is also a black ball point.







In this last picture this is a correction of a huge chip that was broken from the acrylic when it was being assembled. He took all the chunks he could find and super glued them into place, then he filled the remaining space and re-turned it. The error is on the right of the rings, that little white spot.




This is a 'tool box pencil.' It has a huge piece of graphite that is held in by a collet. It is made from unfinished King Wood.









Here is a link to the plugs he made me with the left over wood: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=320061.0
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Seraphina_de_Sangre
The Daredevil Sky Pirate
Offline Offline

Posts: 2528
Joined: 28-Oct-2007

Down to a 12 and shedding more lbs. everyday!


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2009 06:34:45 PM »

Pretty. I love fancy pens, your guy has some serious skills.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Swaps
Multi-Themed Steampunk Swap

Wist
grafixgrl21
Offline Offline

Posts: 34
Joined: 15-Jan-2006

Ohh! I'm gonna make that next!


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009 06:37:25 PM »

Oh my gosh! I am a pen-aholic--these are awesome! How do you get started making pens?? I never thought of making my own.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

pulling_teeth
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009 06:54:43 PM »

Pretty. I love fancy pens, your guy has some serious skills.

AND HE KNITS  Grin

Oh my gosh! I am a pen-aholic--these are awesome! How do you get started making pens?? I never thought of making my own.

Well he has a metal lathe, it isn't as friendly as a wood one, but he makes it work. He uses a drill press and makes the center hole then starts spinning it on the lathe. He begins cutting into the wood, I don't see him for a few hours and bam a pen is born lol. The metal pieces and guts come from a store bought pen kit.

He is a pen-aholic as well. He collects fountain pens. The next one he is making is a fountain.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
little me
Little Me Crafts
Offline Offline

Posts: 1576
Joined: 13-Oct-2007

Enjoy Life's Little Pleasures


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009 07:33:03 PM »

These are awesome. You guys need to sell these if you aren't already.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

pinokeeo
Offline Offline

Posts: 7716
Joined: 08-Mar-2007

You cannot master what you will not try


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009 07:22:55 AM »

Very nicely done.  I haven't tried pen making on my wood lathe.  I might give it a go.

Tell BF he's doing great.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 projects-shooting for 100--- 62 done
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Holiday Rolls
How to Make Herb Gravy
Butterflied Turkey Recipe
Delicious Steak Sauce
How to Make Southwest Baked Beans
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Fabric Boxes
Tute Tuesday: A Pod of Narwhals
Hey, it's summer. Go outside!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.