This is My Cathedral Pen

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rtjw

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This is the blank that Eagle made for me. I spent most of the day praying that I wouldnt mess this pen up. The rest of the day was on the phone with Eagle building up my confidence. I almost decided to just sand it all the way down but he reminded me that I was a pen TURNER not a pen SANDER!


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Excellent, know you will cherish it. Looks like some slight differences from the other, can you do a close up of the cross please
 

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Eagle,

Thank you for your answer. I am very impressed by your foresight. i would love to have your ability to take a vision of the end result and be able to figure out how to put the puzzle together to achieve it.
That is my biggest sumbling block. I have trouble envisioning the starting blank needs to look like in order to make the end product look the way it is supoosed to.
 

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Great looking pen. I agree with the request for a close-up pic of the "window"

Another one of a kind...hope you keep that one. [;)]
 

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Johnny,

Nice work. I am not sure that I could have put a skew to a blank like that. I do know that several changes of trousers would taken place if I had tried to work with it.

I know you will keep and treasure this pen.
 

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The two of you did one fine job. Glad the turning worked out, If it hadn't, you would have been in confession for a year and Eagle would have cut you off. [:D]
 

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WoooW, Iam speachless....... Johnny just send the pen to the east coast I will be glad to enlarge it for you[:D]. Both you and Eagle have done a wonderful pen.
 
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Very nice work Johnny,

I don't blame you for needing to get up the courage to turn that one. Anyone who doubts that Eagle possesses a great amount of talent would need just to look at those two pens.

I tip my hat to both of you.
 

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Johnny,
Very nice work. I know what you mean about hesitating. I can't imagine cutting into something like that. I'd have to get my drill press zeroed in first.
Rob
 

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We need a new word for "WOW!" to the tenth power. Eagle, you are a unique individual and artist extraordinare. Johnny, nice work and congratulations on having a part in making something that exquisite and lucky you owning it. If today weren't Sunday, I would be envious. [;)] Not really. Just happy to admire. Could you please post a larger picture? Seeing more detail would be great.
 

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I transferred the picture to a photo editing program and enlarged. What I see is mind boggling. Eagle - howdoyoudoit? I can see why Johnny prayed before taking a gouge to this. I want to pray just looking at it.
 

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Thanks everyone for the comments. I have that about it alot and have decided that this pen will not be mine for long. I will be giving it to someone special and in turn they will be giving it to someone also. Hopefully this pen will touch many hands and many lives as well.
 

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Originally posted by cteaglesc
<br />If you think I would trust drilling this on my Ryobi DP, you're nuts!
Turned round between centers and drilled in a Beall collet on my JET. Mini.
Now why didn't I think of that?!? [V] I all but ruined a glue-up during drilling this weekend! Thanks, Eagle! [;)]
 

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Originally posted by alamocdc
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Originally posted by cteaglesc
<br />If you think I would trust drilling this on my Ryobi DP, you're nuts!
Turned round between centers and drilled in a Beall collet on my JET. Mini.
Now why didn't I think of that?!? [V] I all but ruined a glue-up during drilling this weekend! Thanks, Eagle! [;)]

A. If I could afford a scroll chuck that would close down on a 3/4" blank I would use that.
B. Since I don't have one I had to "think outside the box"
It adds another step but is accurate.
 

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I have one... I just didn't think to use it! [B)] I've used it to drill other blanks before, but just didn't think of it in this case! What a dumb@$$! However, turning it between centers first would have still been the way to go with this particular glue-up. Live and learn I guess.
 
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