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Old 11-12-2017, 08:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Anyone remember Tom McMillan? He used to drill a maple blank - say about 3/8 inch and fill the hole with 3/8 dowel of bloodwood or red heart, then carve the maple to reveal the red up under.

I really liked those pens.

Oh and Tom Mullane? (I think that is his name but he posted under Old Griz, IIRC.
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Oh yes, I remember! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! One of the people I remember is Daniel Yourdon. He was one of the first people through the door at the IAP. We’re still friends on Facebook.

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Old 11-13-2017, 05:52 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by leehljp View Post
Oh and Tom Mullane? (I think that is his name but he posted under Old Griz, IIRC.
Yep, Old Griz, he also had a scroll saw pattern website. It was he and Lou that got me started. I got caught in the middle when they had a "disagreement".
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I was intrigued by Hank's description of Tom McMillan's technique, so I looked up an example. Here's a pen he entered in an IAP contest back in 2004 and his explanation of how he made it. Pretty cool!

Slimline made from ebony and bloodwood. I made the pen by first turning down a base wood of bloodwood to an even diameter. I drilled out a piece of ebony to that diameter and glued it over the bloodwood. I turned it to shape. Then I laid the pen out for a spiral cut. I cut the spiral by hand with a rasp. I made a loose diamond shaped centerband. For a finish I used CA with friction polish over it, and applied Renaissance Wax over that. The penholder is made of bloodwood with ebony posts. The pen is held in place by magnets which I put in the top of the penholder.
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