Pinecone Slimline Pen

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StuartCovey

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Hey Everyone,
One time when I was at a Craft Fair someone mentioned making a pen out of a large pinecone. Well recently I was trying to think of something unique to make a pen out of and I remembered some pinecones we had collected from a park and decided to try it.
So here are my results if any of you are interested.


The pinecones are about 8" tall.



Cut down to size and drilled.



Ready for the Slimline components.










 
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JD Combs Sr

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Great looking pen. I have a couple of pine cones, been wondering what might be interesting to do with them. I think I have found it.
 

Karl_99

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That is very different looking. I like the way it turned out.
Thanks for sharing the progress photos. Nice job!
 

StuartCovey

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Yes, they are pretty tricky. I went through two other pinecones and a set of tubes before I got this result!
Where was the fail. I can see the cone falling apart when trying to shape it.
The center of the cone is actually pretty solid, but if you break through to the very center it becomes really soft and when one side is soft and the other hard it does not sand too even:)
 
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Nice looking pen. I can imagine making a slimline with a pine cone would be difficult to get the features of the pine cone.. You did a great job on this one..

Mike
 
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