Similarly to the first two, this is an aromatic cedar blank, twist pen kit, sanded to 1500 grit, finished with 6 coats of CA, and buffed out. The kit is "satin chrome/chrome" trim, twists to extend the tip, and is a black ball-point pen.
Similarly to the first two, this is an aromatic cedar blank, twist pen kit, sanded to 1500 grit, finished with 6 coats of CA, and buffed out. The kit is "black titanium/gold" trim, twists to extend the tip, and is a black ball-point pen.
Another elongated dice tray out the door. This one got a healthy dose of General Finishes Black Gel Stain and purple felt. The finish is Formby's Tung Oil. I, humbly, think it turned out great. The customer had a great eye for combining the dark colors of black and purple.
For size reference, the long axis is 9 1/4 inches, the short axis is 6 1/4 inches. The gold dice are 12 mm and the blue dice are 19 mm.
This is another dice tray, this time the standard 3" side, 6 1/4" diameter, octagonal dice tray. They're available on Etsy.
This is made from black poisonwood, which is also known as chechen or Caribbean rosewood, that is finished with Formby Tung Oil and given a dark green felt lining. A gentleman in Germany messaged me to request this, and I was happy to oblige. Working with the exotic woods is a lot of fun. I'm pleased with how this turned out as I was able to make the dice tray from one piece of material, so you can see the grain pattern continuing the entire way around the tray. The picture above shows how the grain follows around the sides of the tray.
By this time everyone knows the drill, this is one of the elongated dice trays that I make and are available on Etsy. The short sides are 3" and the long sides are 6". The interior dimensions are aproximately 9 1/4" on the major axis, 6 1/4" on the minor axis.
This is made from red oak that is finished with Formby Tung Oil and given a red felt lining.
Now that the craziness of the past few months has started to calm down, I wanted to try to get back onto the lathe and hone those skills somewhat. I started with a couple pens made from pieces of aromatic cedar off of my in-laws' lake property.
This time I made a pen from a tropical hardwood called zebrawood. The pen is a black and chrome twist pen kit, and I finished it with six coats of CA and a couple rounds of buffing compound. It's up for sale on Etsy, if anyone's interested. A bunch of pictures after the jump.