View Full Version : Weekend pen
03-30-2010, 1:44 AM
Here's a pen I was able to finish this weekend after my grand daughter finished her pens. On weekends I have to schedule my lathe time around them. http://www.penturners.org/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif
This is a Navigator with a segmented blank of Yellowheart and Purpleheart. I can't take credit for making the blank. A good friend of mine made it for me. I decided to punch out the black insert on the cap and make one using a left over piece of the blank. I also replaced the black ring in the center band with a piece of Purpleheart. The pen has a CA finish.
Your thoughts are appreciated.
03-30-2010, 1:50 AM
Looks like the fit and finish came out real well and the cap adds a nice touch. thanks for showing.
03-30-2010, 2:45 AM
I think that is one very nice lookin pen. Love the top, great touch. I also think it is great that gramps has to share the lathe. That's great, memories last forever.:)
03-30-2010, 5:57 AM
Dave, I like the contrasts of the yellow/purple heart combo in the pen. It looks very business like, sort of what a big time banker/lawyer would carry!
03-30-2010, 7:25 AM
Good job on the fit and finish. It is not always easy to keep everything in line when assembling.
03-30-2010, 10:48 AM
Real classy pen David! I like your modifications - makes a big difference! Very nice work!
03-30-2010, 11:37 AM
Very nice. I agree with Steve about the modifications. I really like the new cap you made.
03-30-2010, 11:54 AM
Beautiful pen David. I like the mod.
03-30-2010, 7:57 PM
Does look very nice. The custom cap & band really sets it off..
David E Keller
03-30-2010, 9:18 PM
Very nice looking pen. The extra details are very nice.
My only problem is the LSU color scheme:eek::D.
03-30-2010, 9:27 PM
Really nice! Needs a pin stripe suit to go with it!;)
03-31-2010, 8:11 PM
There's nothing much better than having to share your tools with grand kids.
BTW My 14 year old grand daughter made her first pen sale today.
03-31-2010, 8:50 PM
Very nice pen. I have found that people really like contracting colors in segmented works.
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