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Discussion in 'Turners' Completed Projects' started by jasonb, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. jasonb

    jasonb Sawdust = man glitter Full Member Thread Starter

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    I dont turn too many pens since I enjoy turning bowls more, but here are a few pens finished over the weekend. Top and bottom are white/blue liquid diamond resin with sweetgum balls. Middle one is made with leather.

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    Wildthings ASTROS 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONS Full Member

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    I love them all but those sweetgum balls are super sweet
     
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    Very nice. I saw sweet gum balls the other day. I was gonna pick some up but the wife said not in front of a nice restaurant. Who cares what people think. They would think differently if they saw a pen made with them.
     
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    Very nice. I really like the stacked leather one.
    I made one using an old black leather belt. What did you use to finish it? I had to soak mine with ca to keep it together, but it sanded nicely and doesn't look like it has ca on it. Yours looks very good. Nice job Jason...
     
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    jasonb Sawdust = man glitter Full Member Thread Starter

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    Definitely agree with you, I like sweetgum balls too. The leather one was to see if I could do it, but mehhh it's okay. I'm sure I'll try it again sometime in the future to improve upon it.
     
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    jasonb Sawdust = man glitter Full Member Thread Starter

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    I used leather glue which kept them together pretty good, then I soaked in CA to sand then buffed. I want to try burnishing one without CA.
     
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    Love the Sweet Gum Ball pens! Wow! Chuck
     
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    Leather one is cool. Wonder if it could be stabilized?
     
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    @rocky1, I just picked up some scrap leather from a leather place today. You interested in trying to stabilize some? I'll send some if you are.
     
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    Gorgeous pens:good:
     
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    whathesaid:foto:
     
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    Woohoo!! My 100 like!! Thank you @jasonb!!

    And I didn't have to wait for it from my wife @Lou Currier. :cool:
     
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    Beautiful pens!! I never even thought about the possibility of using sweet him balls for anything. That is really cool!

    I used leather a couple of times for ring inlays amd was really happy with how it turned out. I have to experiment with that a bit more!
     
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    Like em all! Yea, there's a wow with the sweetgum balls and acrylic, but something timeless with a leather stack...like some old ax and hammer handles.
     
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