Cedar Pen Display Stand

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Cedar Pen Display Stand

Because pens.

And because space can be a bit limited on the table at Market Days, depending on what I’ve got on offer (cutting boards, for example, take up a lot of room), it made sense to “go vertical”.

I probably ought to make another one, now that I’ve made the template…


A Pair of Rollerballs and a Celtic

Here are some more recently turned pens, as I get ready for the December rush (he said, hopefully).

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Celtic - zebrawood
Celtic ballpoint, in zebrawood

Sedona Rollerball - open
Sedona Rollerballs in sapelle and bloodwood (open)

Sedona Rollerball  - closed
Sedona Rollerballs in sapelle and bloodwood (closed)

Mini Magnifying Glasses

Here are five new mini magnifying glasses, in acrylic colours called (l-r) Bumblebee, Caribbean Sea, Cosmic Green, Creamsicle, and Caribbean Sea again.

Mini Magnifiers

My hamfisted ham of a fist is shown only for scale. Your hand may be smaller and more delicate.

Mini Magnifiers

(The orange one is spoken for.)

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Celtic Pens! (and more)

A new design here at Barkwhistle Wood Shop is this Celtic Twist Pen, shown here in both antique brass and antique pewter finish. A green stone in the cap matches the “midnight forest” acrylic body.

Two Celtic Pens

An emerging favourite is the Stratus Click Pen. These two are in the gunmetal finish, colours are called “sunset swirl” and “creamsicle”.

Two Stratus Click Pens

Continuing with the gunmetal Stratus, here are four “bespoke” pens, as in, they’re already bespoken for. Acrylic colours are called Salt and Pepper, Cosmic Green, Caribbean Sea, and Bumble Bee.

Four Bespoke Pens

And because I still like turning wood sometimes here in the wood shop, here are a Streamline Twist Pen and two Slimline Twist Pens, in gold finish. The woods are (top to bottom) Bloodwood, Bubinga, and Sapele.

Two Slimlines and a  Streamline

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Some Recent Pens – September 2014

Here are some recent pens I’ve made, which keeps me out of trouble, and fills the empty hours between larger projects.

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Ebony Virage Rollerballs

Virage Ebony Rollerballs

Virage Ebony Rollerballs

Bloodwood Virage Rollerball

Bloodwood Virage Rollerball

Bubinga Stratus Click Ballpoints

Bubinga Stratus Click Pens

Acrylic “Midnight Forest” Slimline Twist Ballpoint

Midnight Forest Acrylic Slimline

Pergola Follow-up

(Or is it an arbour?)

Back in April I completed building a new pergola for our patio (after a winter of heavy snow crushed the old one like a bug). It had to be done in early spring, since grape vines explode into full leafiness pretty quickly. So I thought I would take same “after” pictures to show how it looks now. Lots of dappled shade on the patio these days.

Before
Pergola Day 5 - Done!

After
Pergola Follow-up

Before
Pergola Day 3

After
Pergola Follow-up

Another Quick and Dirty Planter

Another quick planter project, this one a third lower than the earlier version, as requested by my wife to provide a step-down effect, for visual interest. The front and sides are cedar, the back is pressure treated (not a design choice, just using up what I have).

Another Quick and Dirty Planter

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See also “Quick and Dirty Planter” which is the larger one. Although really, you can see it just fine in this photo, so don’t worry. I’m just filling up space so the sidebar doesn’t bleed into the footer.