Monday, January 28, 2008

Segmented Double Knot

Here's the latest pen. This is a Sapele Cigar pen with a segmented celtic double knot made of Maple and Cherry.
There are 32 pieces in the segmented knot - 16 Maple and 16 Cherry. The picture below shows better detail of the knot, but the picture above best shows the true colors of the pen.

This pen is going to be donated to my daughter's school for an upcoming fundraiser.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Completed Segmented Twist

Here's the end result:

I'm hoping it grows on me, but right now... I really don't care for it.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Segmented Twist Fountain Pen

ok, time to reveal the teaser from the other day.

What I've been working on is a new segmented pen. This pen incorporates 234 individual pieces. Correct that, it should incorporate 234 individual pieces.

When trying to complete the second half of the pen, bits went flying all through the workshop... I wasn't to pleased about it, but what can you do. it happens.

here's what I've got:

here's the pen with what's left of the cap:

and just a shot of the cap itself:
the woods are maple, jatoba and walnut.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Pushing for Tuesday

The next Woodturner's Group meeting is coming up on Tuesday. At our last meeting, one of the guys did a demonstration for us on how he constructed his segmented bowls. I'm working on a project that incorporates those methods and I'd like to be able to bring it with me on Tuesday.

I'm pretty sure I have all of the components I need, it's just the detail work in putting it all together. And yes, this is a big tease, as I'm not going to show you anything yet...