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    I received your pen and it is really beautiful. I will try to post a picture of it. I am not very good at picture taking. A package with your pen and some blanks is in the mail to you. Let me know that you get it. Hope this finds you well.
  2. Hi Cindy,
    I do not have anything particular in mind. I'm sure I'll love what ever you do. Do you have anything in mind?

    Please send me your address too.

    Jon Lanier
    6258 Grist Lane
    Seaford, Delaware 19973
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    You and I are paired for the 2010 Pen Swap. I was wondering if there is anything in particular that you like in a pen or pencil? Can you send me your address so that I can ship my pen to you when it is finished.
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    Hi John,

    I enjoyed visiting your home page this evening. Thanks for sharing your words of encouragement!
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Food Safe Wax Formula

by Jon Lanier on 07-20-2008 at 12:07 AM
Someone asked me about my food safe formula for the bowls I've been doing. I thought I'd just put it up here in my blog.

It is really quite simple.

First thing I do is take the wooden bowl and rub in Mineral Oil or my preferred method of Walnut Oil.

After allowing that to soak in and dry I use this formula:

12 oz of Mineral Oil
2 oz of bee's wax
1/2 oz of Carnuba wax

I melt all of that over a medium heat in a metal bowl

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Swirl Inlay W/Table Saw Jig

by Jon Lanier on 04-14-2008 at 6:17 PM
Here is a tutorial on the "Swirl" inlay that I use, but with a twist, this time I made a little jig for the table saw.

As you can see it is a small simple sled. I then took the sled and marked a line of what I thought would be a good angle for most pen blanks. I don't know what the exact angle is... I just eye balled it. It is more than 45 degree's of that I'm sure of.

I measure

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Swirl Inlay Tutorial

by Jon Lanier on 04-02-2008 at 12:17 AM
Really simple. This is one of those ‘looks way harder’ than it really is moments.

Here is the blank being cut (Atlas/Patriot/Polaris). I stop the blade just a little before half way. It is at a 45 degree angle. And I have a stop block to ensure the segments are going to be even all the way around. Although I imagine you could vary the segment up and down the blank.

You will notice that, because I like my fingers I don’t cut the blank to size until the swirl

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Segmented Pen (Part 3)

by Jon Lanier on 04-02-2008 at 12:13 AM
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From this point treat the blank as you would any other pen blank. Here you can see the blank has been put on the mandrel/lathe and has started the turning process.

After sanding and putting on a cyanacrylic (CA) finish and buffing… Here is the final

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Segmented Pen (Part 2)

by Jon Lanier on 04-02-2008 at 12:11 AM
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The next step is to cut some dark wood strips for the spacers. Just make sure you cut them long enough to cover the angle length on the sections you just cut from the checker board blank. This is what you end up with:

The one thing I do is to make sure to sand off any chips and splinters off the sections.

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