Brass Segments with HRB

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Made this pen contrary to Jeff Powells recommendations . :rolleyes: I cut the blanks on my bandsaw which has a 3/8" blade . This will be the last one cut with the BS . I just need more practice with my scrollsaw . This one came apart twice . Got the pieces back in but not as tight as before .:redface: Anyway , HRB with Holly on the ends segmented with brass sheet metal on a Gold & Chrome Aero . CA finish . And Photos were taken outside . See the blue sky ? :biggrin: Thanks for looking !
 

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jbostian

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Great looking pen Chuck. I don't generally like the bands of different wood at the ends of a pen, but the holly really sets that pen off. Great work.

Jamie
 

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Looks pretty good Chuck. Not sure how I have a roll in it, but I like the design and the color choices.
Thanks Jeff . I COULD be wrong:redface: but , it seemed like you mentioned mentioned using the scrollsaw as opposed to the bandsaw , in one of your posts . I hope my CRS isn't showing up again ! :eek:
 

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Well yes, a scrollsaw will work better than a bandsaw because with a scrollsaw you can use a blade that is the same width as your metal. Therefore the metal is replacing the saw kerf you removed and this insures perfect alignment of all the segments. You also generally get smoother cuts with a scrollsaw, so your seams should be perfectly tight. But this doesn't mean you can't use a bandsaw. Did you ever try the "moo cow" like technique? That technique works awesome with a bandsaw. You stack two opposing colors of wood together and tape them. Then you cut half circles out of the sides. You take the halfs from the top and glue them into the bottom blank and the ones from the bottom go into the top blank. After the glue dries, you stack the two blanks again but this time you have them turned one time, so the half circles you glued in face up now and tape them together. Then do the same thing, cut half circles and swap the ones from the top with the ones from the bottom. It's a wild effect, like if you used ebony and holly, you'd have a blank that looks like a dairy cow.
 
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