Well I have now turned 4 pens and this last one is my favorite so far. I made the blank using poly resin and mica pigment I had from my nail polish making days. The pen kit is the Legacy Victoria in copper. What do you think?
Since Online Metals has a coupon code for $20 off shipping, I've decided to pick up a few things for pen turning. ( SCM6B valid 12/20/16 only ) I'd like to get some decent metal for TBC bushings, plus I'd like some stock for making nibs, caps, and bands.
I'm new to metal turning, working on...
I finally made it back into the shop tonight and finished a bangle that I had started a month ago. Shees! I will be glad when fall comes so I can let up on the yard work :)
This is a women's size 8 copper (wide) and alumilite potted cholla bangle. I finished it using CA and the foam wiper...
Just put this one together. Cocobolo with multiple coats of BLO and CA. The grain of the cocobolo is amazing. Topped off with some copper fittings.
I've done some other bullet pens using .308 for the top half and some camo blanks for the top half also, but this one is MINE! LOL!
At CSUSA, they have the Copper Jr. Retro on closeout.
Anyways, I was thinking, what woods would go good with that? Any at all?
I've seen amboyna, and the colors blended a bit too much.
What woods would look best with copper?
Here's a cigar pen I made from some of Wolfdancer's Lace Redwood Burl.
Thanks again, Rod!
Turned between centers and drilled on the lathe. Check out how accurately centered the hole was drilled. Sanded to 1500 wet/dry automotive paper.
I used several coats of CA, sometimes adding a BLO wipe...
This is another in what is turning out to be a series of these Barron Pens. I have one more to make with the new batch of metal that arrived. I hope you like this, and please tell how I can improve. Tried some different things with the camera. Even bought a mirror last night. Haven't...