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    Previously I posted some pens made using drill press, scroll saw, and sanders.
    You can view my method at post # 11 here
    I also made these with this method.
    IMG_5946 (Small).JPG

    My little birdhouse pens were made with the scroll saw to cut out the houses, then turned on my lathe. Except for one pen, no glue was used on these. Pens have Bic pen ink refills, el cheapo. I purchased them for 97 cents, 10 in a pack at Walmart.
    What a fun project, sure would love to see others making some, with or without a lathe.
    IMG_5951 (Small).JPG
    Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

  • #2
    thanks Wood Dog for the idea, I'm off to the shop to make me some pens....

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    • #3
      Those birdhouse pens are absolutely adorable and your workmanship is terrific!

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      • #4
        Looking good ! I like them.



        • #5
          Excellent work. What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing them with us.

          Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
          John Wayne


          • #6
            Very creative! Good job!

            Karl in Sunny Southwest Florida


            • #7
              Great idea Wood Dog. I'll have to try some.
              Dan H

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              • #8
                Now those are really cool. Added to my short list!!

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                • #9
                  thanks WD, here's my first pen....

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                  Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                  Fish are food, not friends!


                  • #10
                    Thanks everyone for your kind comments, much appreciated.

                    Sweeeet pen Trout, they serve to be a great use of those scraps. Looks like yellow heart, and purple heart that you must have had left over from your fantastic skateboard bear project.
                    Bet you can't make just one ........I already have a cigar box full waiting for the fund raiser.
                    Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.


                    • #11
                      Great idea, and excellant workmanship. So, can these be made without a lathe? I have tons of scraps...these great projects could be the answer!
                      Thanx for sharing!!

                      OOPS...blonde moment...I went back and checked out your link and saw..YES Kim you can make them on a scrollsaw...if you read the post - lol!
                      Last edited by lkbraa; 10-12-2011, 08:13 PM. Reason: blonde moment
                      ~ Kim

                      A day in my shop is like a day at the beach...full of sunshine and ya never know where the sawdust may end up!



                      • #12
                        Wow, I am impressed. Those are pretty cool! great work

                        Pressure makes diamonds


                        • #13
                          Wood Dog, really nice and for less then a buck, Good job.
                          If I wanted to do a pen with a skill on it. How wide can the skill be before it's turned down,


                          • #14
                            Those are wonderful WD. I want to give the birdhouses a try - maybe the pens too.
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                            • #15
                              COOL, great ideas
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