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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These are some of the pens turned from wood blanks.
These pens are turned from acrylic blanks.
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).
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