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Jon Lanier

Segmented Pen (Part 2)

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(Part 2 of 3)

The next step is to cut some dark wood strips for the spacers. Just make sure you cut them long enough to cover the angle length on the sections you just cut from the checker board blank. This is what you end up with:

The one thing I do is to make sure to sand off any chips and splinters off the sections.

Now we are ready for some assembly. I use CA glue to put all the pieces together. Make sure you alternate the light/dark to create a new checker board effect.

After the blank is glued up to the size you need for your blank. I sand all the sides down to ‘square it up a bit’. Then drill the hole for the barrel. When finished you should end up with a blank looking like this: