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

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

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Ohh! I'm gonna make that next!

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« 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.


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

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


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.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009 07:33:03 PM »

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

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« 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.

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