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David Drickhamer
03-30-2010, 1:44 AM
Here's a pen I was able to finish this weekend after my grand daughter finished her pens. On weekends I have to schedule my lathe time around them. http://www.penturners.org/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif

This is a Navigator with a segmented blank of Yellowheart and Purpleheart. I can't take credit for making the blank. A good friend of mine made it for me. I decided to punch out the black insert on the cap and make one using a left over piece of the blank. I also replaced the black ring in the center band with a piece of Purpleheart. The pen has a CA finish.

Your thoughts are appreciated.


John Terefenko
03-30-2010, 1:50 AM
Looks like the fit and finish came out real well and the cap adds a nice touch. thanks for showing.

Mark Hubl
03-30-2010, 2:45 AM

I think that is one very nice lookin pen. Love the top, great touch. I also think it is great that gramps has to share the lathe. That's great, memories last forever.:)

Jeff Nicol
03-30-2010, 5:57 AM
Dave, I like the contrasts of the yellow/purple heart combo in the pen. It looks very business like, sort of what a big time banker/lawyer would carry!

Nice job,


Chris Stolicky
03-30-2010, 7:25 AM
Good job on the fit and finish. It is not always easy to keep everything in line when assembling.

Steve Schlumpf
03-30-2010, 10:48 AM
Real classy pen David! I like your modifications - makes a big difference! Very nice work!

Robert McGowen
03-30-2010, 11:37 AM
Very nice. I agree with Steve about the modifications. I really like the new cap you made.

Bernie Weishapl
03-30-2010, 11:54 AM
Beautiful pen David. I like the mod.

Matt Ranum
03-30-2010, 7:57 PM
Does look very nice. The custom cap & band really sets it off..

David E Keller
03-30-2010, 9:18 PM
Very nice looking pen. The extra details are very nice.

My only problem is the LSU color scheme:eek::D.

John Keeton
03-30-2010, 9:27 PM
Really nice! Needs a pin stripe suit to go with it!;)

David Drickhamer
03-31-2010, 8:11 PM
Thanks everyone.

There's nothing much better than having to share your tools with grand kids.

BTW My 14 year old grand daughter made her first pen sale today.


Greg Just
03-31-2010, 8:50 PM
Very nice pen. I have found that people really like contracting colors in segmented works.