Segmented Diamond Knurl

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KenB259

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I haven't made a segmented pen in awhile. I have been thinking though about this design for a bit. I really like how sharp the points are on the yellowheart segments. The other wood is redheart and the black is vulcanized fiber paper. The pen is a Diamond Knurl rollerball from Exotic Blanks. I was starting to forget how much I enjoy making segmented blanks.
 

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KMCloonan

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That's amazing Ken! It has an Art-Deco vibe to it. I like your long scalloped segments - Did you make those cuts on a bandsaw?

I also like the antique brass Diamond Knurl Kit, I just received some of those and hope to try them once my lathe is repaired.
 

KenB259

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That's amazing Ken! It has an Art-Deco vibe to it. I like your long scalloped segments - Did you make those cuts on a bandsaw?

I also like the antique brass Diamond Knurl Kit, I just received some of those and hope to try them once my lathe is repaired.
Yes in my bandsaw. I thought about changing out the knurled ring, but decided it would detract from the design.
 

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Glad to see you segmenting again. I've always admired your designs, and this one is great.

If I may ask your secrets, did you glue up/laminate the materials and then cut the segments? Also, do you have some formula (or even a way of guestimating) to determine where the scallop pattern will lay based on finished diameter?
 

KenB259

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Glad to see you segmenting again. I've always admired your designs, and this one is great.

If I may ask your secrets, did you glue up/laminate the materials and then cut the segments? Also, do you have some formula (or even a way of guestimating) to determine where the scallop pattern will lay based on finished diameter?
This one I started with two pen blanks, cut and glued back each side separately. This is pretty close to what I imagined, not always the case. I have no secret formula 😐
 

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Had my surgery on Wed. and am back home and being I am not allowed to exert myself and to take it easy, I come here to see what is new and to hopefully get some inspiration again .Your pen is therapy for me. I never was able to finish all my started pens before I went in so hopefully when I am able to go in shop again and be around dust I can pick up where I left off and get some of those done. I like the design feature. Opens many ideas not only for pens like that but also pool cue pens. Thanks for showing.
 

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I like the design and contrasting colors which is my schtick.
Adding: John T., trust healing will be quick and complete.
Pool cue pens are exactly why I asked about the design. :D
Hope you are healed up and back in the groove soon, John!
Thank you and I too hope that I can get back in the shop soon. Have to say the older I get the less pain tolerance I have. Had to have the surgery so I will deal with what comes. The Good Lord got me through it and hope he continues to help in my recovery. In the mean time I will rely on pens such as Ken's beauty to satisfy my anxiety.
 

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I haven't made a segmented pen in awhile. I have been thinking though about this design for a bit. I really like how sharp the points are on the yellowheart segments. The other wood is redheart and the black is vulcanized fiber paper. The pen is a Diamond Knurl rollerball from Exotic Blanks. I was starting to forget how much I enjoy making segmented blanks.
Nice work!
 
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