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This blog talks about my journey with wooden crafts such as wall art intarsia, marquetry or inlay.  Making handmade pens with either wood or resin, sometimes adding things to the resin for a little novelty. Sometimes to use a technique or skill from one craft and try to incorporate it into another all the while pushing my skill levels.

Some inspiration if you need it with wooden gifts for him and her on all gift occasions.

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Acrylic Cocktail Pens

Handmade Pens Offer More Variety

These handmade pens offer far more variety in both style and materials than the mass-produced fare from the big boys. The artisan can quickly make one-off pens or small batches with unique materials. The slimline pens that most pen turners make are adaptable to different styles and designs. Although not the best pen to learn …

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Watch Parts Executive Rollerball Pen With Steam Punk Design

A New Steampunk Pen & Monochrome Razor

Just recently I have experimented with resin and casting my steampunk pen blanks. Now having found a resin that is good and easy to work with lots more is to follow with all the different opportunities this opens. Being able to make my colour schemes for pens or customer requests, able to cast blanks to expand …

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Segmented Barber Pole Pen

Making A Barber Pole Design Pen

Before, making your barber pole design pen the block needs making. Select two contrasting kinds of material, preference is Sapele and sycamore or maple. Rip on your table saw for 6mm for bands in your design. These will appear larger when cutting at an angle for segmented pen designs. 32mm high, length depends on the …

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Should The Wood Be Left Natural Or Treated

Should The Wood Be Left Natural Or Treated

Wenge pens should the wood be left natural or treated?. Wood naturally beautiful and preference to select pieces for colour, grain, or figure in these pen designs or any other wooden crafts.Sometimes though this is not always possible such as on this fountain pen. The Wenge wood used comes from central Africa. Wenge a beautiful dark colour with chocolate …

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