Any Pen Makers here?

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  1. Feb 11, 2019 #1

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    My latest addiction, which I do side by side with soap making, is pen making! It works perfectly for me because in between waiting for the lye mixture to cool or the hard soaps to melt, I can work on cutting, gluing and prepping the pen blanks to be shaped and put together. My lathe is just kitty-corner to my soap making station too so I can easy switch back and forth.

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    Wow, those are beautiful!
     
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    OMG - I am a purple FREAK - do you sell your pens on Etsy or elsewhere? That purple one is calling me :)
     
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    Those are lovely. I too really like the purple one.
     
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    Gorgeous, love purple here too :thumbs:.
     
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    Those are beautiful. I think the red one is my favorite.
     
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    Ohhhhhhh pens! I have, and love, about 25 fountain pens. I love me a good pen, especially if they're as pretty as the ones you're making. Gorgeous!
     
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    My mom does! She makes the wood and acrylic pens like you are showing, and also pens from pine cones and antlers.
     
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    Gorgeous!
    My dh is a pen maker.
    So many beautiful options. I especially love the acrylics.
    Do you put a CA finish on your wood pens?
    He's experimented a bit with pouring his own acrylic blanks, too.
    He's also a cop and one of my favorite of his creations was the pen he made that looked like a shotgun.
    He gave them as Christmas presents to his assistant chief, and to my coworker, who is a hunter. They even had little cases that looked like shotgun cases. ;)

    Janelle
     
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    Wow, I'd love to see a picture of the ones made with pine cones and antlers.
    How cool that sounds!

    Janelle
     
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    Wow those are so cool!!
    Also, one piece! <3
     
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    Thank you, All! I don’t sell publicly just yet but I hope to soon. The purple is one of my favorites too but apparently it “had” to be my girlfriends pen. I showed it to her after I finished and just like that I never saw it again....

    For my wood pens I use a CA finish.
     
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    I personally love the wood pens, but they're all gorgeous!

    Never met a pen maker before, and now I have lol yey me.
     
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    beautiful pens. my nephew turns burl and makes pens along with his bowls etc
     
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    I’m a fan of complete wood and wood hybrid pens. Pure acrylics are pretty but lack that classic natural, earthy touch and feel.

    Lemme know when you’re ready to be a Artisan Pen owner! ;)
     
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    I’m still a novice pen maker but dang if I wouldn’t kill to get a hold of some burl. The stuff is expensive! When I’m traveling, which isn’t often, I’m always looking at trees and trying to find one with burl that I could somehow harvest.
     
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    Janelle[/QUOTE]

    'He's also a cop and one of my favorite of his creations was the pen he made that looked like a shotgun.
    He gave them as Christmas presents to his assistant chief, and to my coworker, who is a hunter. They even had little cases that looked like shotgun cases.'

    Don't suppose you have a picture of one of these?
     
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    I swear my nephew lives most of the time looking up in the trees hahaha--he has a business from the burls he finds
     
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    'He's also a cop and one of my favorite of his creations was the pen he made that looked like a shotgun.
    He gave them as Christmas presents to his assistant chief, and to my coworker, who is a hunter. They even had little cases that looked like shotgun cases.'

    Don't suppose you have a picture of one of these?[/QUOTE]
    I do.
    They are bolt action :) (He didn't have a photo of them with their cases. )

    I think the other pen in the picture is called a cigar pen.

    Janelle
     

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    Almost correct. One is a bolt action pen and the other is a Kojent. Both very beautiful!

    I made this on a commission tonight: 57274327651__BB3700C1-970B-4C43-A84B-BF749ACBCCD6.JPG
     
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