Wood is naturally beautiful and personal preference is to select pieces for colour, grain, or figure in these pen designs or any other wooden crafts for that matter. Sometimes though this is not always possible
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Follow along on my journey through the highs and lows of my woodworking and craft experiences while I hand make wooden pens and other wooden gifts from all areas of my wooden crafts.
What do you think is this my best pen yet? For its class and price point it is, yes I have lots of beautiful pens and could pick one for every occasion
Before starting to make the barber-pole wooden pen the block has to be made. Select two contrasting kinds of wood, personal preference is to use Sapelle and sycamore or maple. Rip on the table saw to about 6mm for the bands on the pen
Just recently I have experimented with resin and casting my own blanks, now having found a resin that is good and easy to work with lots more are to follow with all the different opportunities this opens up. Being able to make my own colour schemes for pens or customer requests, able to cast blanks to expand the novelty pens