Saturday, November 24, 2007

Pen Making

Here's how I spent my Saturday: turning pens on a lathe—the extent of my woodturning capabilities. There are lots of great pen making articles online, so I won't go into the details of how to make them, but I did take progress shots. A friend of ours commissioned me to make them for Christmas gifts. She chose 5 birdseye maple and 1 marado (sp?). I've also made pens out of other woods such as bloodwood, chakte viga, yellowheart, purpleheart, wenge, padauk, ziricote, walnut, and apple.

4 comments:

Shazza said...

Those are beautiful pens VC! Do you make them in fountain pens as well?

The Village Carpenter said...

Thanks! I would love to make fountain pens as they are my favorite, but they require long, straight holes to be drilled into the wood blank and my drill press is not accurate enough. : (

Maybe someday I'll try to fashion some other way to make them.

Wyldth1ng said...

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LadyBurg said...

I love your pens. Like the new blog colors too.