Thursday, April 30, 2009
These are wooden pens that I turn on the lathe. There is a variety of wood used such as cocobolo, jatoba, maple, cherry, redheart, walnut, even osage orange or hedge as it is called in KS. I'll use just about any scrap wood that looks to have nice grain pattern just to see how it turns out. The hedge actually came out of the firewood pile. I also used trimmings from a peach tree that grows in my backyard. The wooden parts begin as 3/4" square blanks and then are drilled and turned to a cylinder. After that the parts are assembled into a writing pen.
I have made over 50 of these pens for family and friends.