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R.G. Daniel / 86 items

N 1 B 427 C 2 E Dec 4, 2009 F Dec 4, 2009
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Actually made 6 pens today, but one had a teeny tiny flaw that caused it to fail my stringent quality control. My wife seems happy to have it though.

This time we have (l-r) Paduak, Zebrawood (x2) and Pau Ferro (x2).

The Paduak and the first Zebrawood introduce the "satin nickel" finish, which I quite like. May get more of them... I only bought 10.

Tags:   woodworking turning pens

N 1 B 365 C 1 E Dec 3, 2009 F Dec 3, 2009
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Made these five "Designer" pens today, a new record! From left to right, the woods are Pau Ferro, Lacewood, and Paduak, Paduak, Paduak. I'm LOVING the Pau Ferro, first time I've used this wood.

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N 1 B 300 C 2 E Dec 2, 2009 F Dec 2, 2009
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Sorry for all the pen pics... this is the best way to describe what's still available, for those stocking up for Christmas... B-)

See the notes for details...

Tags:   woodworking turning pens

N 1 B 278 C 2 E Dec 2, 2009 F Dec 1, 2009
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Having some fun with replacing the store-bought centre band with wood centre bands of contrasting material that I turn along with the pen.

The first one we saw in an earlier post, purpleheart with maple bits. The second is curly maple, the third is from a very nice piece of cherry burl, of which I have enough to make one more pen, I think.

The cherry wood was given to me by Larry Cluchey, a local turner from whom I recently had some instruction in turning. Thanks Larry!

Tags:   woodworking pens turning

N 2 B 489 C 2 E Nov 22, 2009 F Nov 22, 2009
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A very productive day at the office today! My Best Pen Ever (if I do say so) made of purpleheart with a maple finger-grip area and a maple centre band (replacing the "comes with" band). Including some nice little groove details on the maple bits... not sure I can bear to part with this one...

And then the scary bit - the oil lamp... my first turning of any real size, first time using the 4-jaw chuck... I slowed the lathe WAY down to slowest speed, so it wouldn't all explode on me... even so, when those CORNERS come whipping across the gouge tool, you hold on and hope for the best, taking tiny tiny bits of wood off at a time... worked out okay though...

The design is based on either a very fat bud vase or a nuclear cooling tower...

Tags:   woodworking turning pen lamp zebrawood purpleheart maple


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