Pens

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Pens

Here are photos of some of the pens we've made.

Some have been made as gifts, some made to order.

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Assorted materials

Three rollerball pens.  From left to right: M3 Damascus (metal compoisite), acrylic, coffee beans
Better view of the M3 Damascus
M3 Damascus with Banded Ivory Tru-Stone

 

Wood

These are some of the pens turned from wood blanks.

Amboyna burl ball point
Left to right:  Three zebrawood, black/white ebony, spalted maple ballpoints
Bloodwood ball point
Assortment of wood and acrylic ballpoint pens, give as gifts in 2009

Acrylics

These pens are turned from acrylic blanks.

Red/gold acrylic ball point
Blue/black acrylic ball point
Pink acrylic fountain pen
Red/black acrylic fountain pen
Sky Blue Pink acrylic ball point pen

 

Tru -Stone

These are our first Tru-Stone pens.  According to the supplier, Tru-Stone is manufactured from approximately 85% natural stone ore that has been pulverized to a powder and then mixed with pigments and acrylic resin. It is then compressed into blocks and cut to size.  I turn these on the lathe using carbide tools, and then use MicroMesh and buffing to bring them to a very nice polished finish.

I had to make some repairs to the top of the black/gold pen and also to the bottom of the red/gold pen.  The repairs are visible only under a bright light through a magnifier, but I know they are there.  So, I've made a red/gold top black/gold bottom hybrid of the perfect halves, and will keep the other halves as a reminder of how easy it is to mess up with this material (and how the repairs can be virtually invisible).

  Banded Ivory Tru-Stone
Trio (or is it quartet) of Tru-Stone tycoon pens
Green banded Tru-Stone malachite roller ball
Red Jasper Tru-Stone roller ball
Black/gold Tru-Stone fountain pen
Red/gold Tru-Stone fountain pen
Red/gold-black/gold Tru-Stone fountain pen. Made by using the top of the red and bottom of the black pens shown above.
Black/gold red/gold Tru-Stone fountain pen. Made by using the bottom of the red and top of the black pens shown above.

 

                               

 

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