another Pine Cone pen

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bruce119

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I made a bunch of these blanks. I use polyester resin with some gold pigment added. The pen is a Tapa Pacifica from WPP. I just like showing my stuff off.
Comments welcome

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Bruce
 
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Woodlvr

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Very nice looking pen ShowOff.[:p] I bought some pine cones last year before I realized that I would need to cast them.:(
 

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Originally posted by laurie sullivan

great show off but I'll bet you can't do it with out the resin:D[^]

I like the pen.

It would be a little airy if you could keep it from exploding. Heck it's hard enouph to keep it together with the resin. [:0];)
 

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As always, your cone pens look amazing. Ive been wanting to try that idea ever since you posted the first one and just havent found the time. Very inspiring! Thank you.
 

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bruce, not sure if this is a stupid question or not...but I was curious how much of the pine cone do you cut away from the first part of it, or do you just cast the pine cone in its entirety? Thanks for your help...I have yet to cast but have the stuff to do it....just want to do it right.
 

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Bruce, that is a really nice looking PC pen. I have turned one without casting using CA. It was a large long leaf pince cone. I tried another small pince cone from a short needle pine and the core was not large enough for the tube.

What kind of cones are you using? It looks like they have a small core but the petals look like they are really tight to the core. Am I right?
 

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Welcome toydoctor. I see this is your first post. To the best of my knowledge there is no law about reviving an old thread especially when it isn't a question. It's just that often the people that started and those that commented in the thread years ago may not be active anymore or the information is out of date. We hope to see some of your work, even if it isn't pen related, and suggest you introduce yourself in the Introduction section. It'll automatically enter you for a monthly prize.
 

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From the humblest of materials comes the most impressive of finished pieces. Your pen shows patience and skill and persistence. That adds up to a beautiful piece of art.
 

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Pine Cone Pen

Wow! Very nice! I would really like to try that.

You don't show your location. If you are near Columbia, SC that is where I find the biggest Afgan/Southern Yellow pine cones that you can turn without casting as Papa Turner says. Otherwise you are kinda stuck with casting smaller ones or buying them already cast. Sorry not much help but they are really cool. If you know anyone in southern California there are even bigger pine cones from the Coulter Pines. You can barely get one pine cone in a medium flat rate box.
 
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