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Derek Lane24/03/2011 18:27:31
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Just thought I would pop into the shed and knock this pair of pens out as my stocks are getting low.
 

Alan T.24/03/2011 19:08:25
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Hello Derek, Very nice they are too. How long is the longest piece you have to drill? To include some sapwood as you seem to have done must make it a tricky operation. No doubt you have the problem cracked. Well done anyway. Cheers Alan T.
BillW24/03/2011 20:12:23
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They are lovely Derek, as I would expect from you, may I ask what kit you used.
 
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Derek Lane24/03/2011 21:24:16
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The longest part to drill is 3 1/4" this I did on the lathe as that is how I drill all my blanks drill slowly and keep retracting the bit to keep the flutes clear and there is no problem. No sapwood in these although it looks it

Bill
 
The kit I got from Stile and Bates as they are just down the road.
The one to look for is THIS ONE hope that helps. Normally I use bushes but forgot to buy them and could not be bothered to make they just for 2 pens so used the tapered bushes and kept measuring until I got to the diameter required
 
They are finished with Boiled linseed oil and super glue
 
fatboy24/03/2011 22:01:59
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very nice derek, ye canny beat a bit of yew, well done
BillW24/03/2011 22:39:24
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Thank you Derek, a very classy kit at a good price, your lucky having a supplier so near.
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Wolfie25/03/2011 09:43:45
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nice job Derek well done. Keep them comming!
 
Ian
Simon Reeves25/03/2011 12:54:46
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Very nice Derek, especially as they were done with only tapered bushings.
 
I've got the remains of some yew from the double bed I made a while back, so I'll have to make some myself.
 
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Doug27/03/2011 10:37:14
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As usual Derek, 2 beauties.
 
 
 
Cheers.
 
 
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Derek Lane27/03/2011 11:00:38
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Thanks all for the comments. All I am doing at the moment is trying to increase my stock for this years outings
Julian27/03/2011 11:47:06
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Hi Derek, There are so many different kits on the market and they are all so different. I do like yew for pens and the like I have done a couple of dozen now and they seem to be holding up quite well. I am still using the first yew pen I made because it has a bite mark in it but just using sanding sealer and wax it still has a good finish. The mahogany one however has gone very dull and grainy so I need to use a different finish on this one, I have been trawling through the threads on this site for finishes and was wondering what the super glue technique would be like on this open grain wood. Any suggestions welcome. - Julian
Derek Lane28/03/2011 14:43:03
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I find the Super Glue and Boiled linseed oil will bring out a great shine on any wooden pen. It is not an ideal finish if you want to try it on larger items.
If you look on U Tube there are plenty of ways to apply the finish if I can find the one I used i will post a link

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