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With a bit of panache

This was my first pen using a panache pen kit. I have been wanting to make one for some time and I finally found a reseller of the kits.

It’s made from oak with a CA glue finish and I just love the feel of this pen.
It has a bit more weight to it, but it’s very comfortable to hold.

Since it has large flat ends it can stand upright on either end.
In fact since there is no clip it’s easiest to stand it on end or it might roll away.

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Laser engraved pen

When I started posting my pens on Facebook, someone asked if they could be engraved as well. He was interested in having some of these pens made for a new company he started.

It took me a while to find a store in the neighborhood that could do this sort of work, but I finally found one. I sent off the thickest pen I had to be sure the logo would be visible.

After a few weeks of anticipation, I received a call from the store informing me the engraving was done. And the result can be admired below.

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Turned and carved spiral box

I quickly learned that once you start posting your work on Facebook and the word gets out, that you make stuff… people want you to make something for them. This gives me the opportunity to try out new techniques and in this case it allowed me to try some carving on a wood turned box.

It’s made from cherry, as you’ll soon discover in future posts, most of my stuff is. This isn’t really by choice, it’s just the supply of wood I have from a tree that was cut down by my dad a few years ago.

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Wooden pens

I started woodworking in january 2014 with woodcarving classes. In the same classes some guys where creating simple projects on the lathe  which caught my eye. soon after I bought myself a small lathe and started making sawdust. These pens are amongst the first projects I finished (and liked) on the benchtop lathe.


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