So I went down somewhat of a pen rabbit hole and delayed finishing my workbench after watching Gabe Castro make several amazing pens on YouTube. These are my first attempts at segmented blanks, but I am happy with the results even if they are cut freehand. The first is Ebony with blue steel acrylic and a Georgia Coffee can cut into strips. The second is Spalted Maple. Both are finished up to 2000gr then with Mylands Micropolish and finally sealed with Versawax. Thanks for looking and Thank you to Mr. Castro for his how to videos.
Hello every one. I have not posted projects for a while as have been very busy making them. A fellow who gives wine, champagne and liquor for gifts ask me to make eight whiskey gift boxes as shown in the thumbnail pic. After giving them for Christmas gifts he ask for fifteen more to last for next year. Just finished them and will show some in the next pic. He wanted them made from several different wood species which I did. The handles are made from other species and steam bent from usually three layers. This was a very time consuming project but came out with very good results. One more pic with some of the bottles shown in the boxes. Could not get them all into one pic. Thanks for looking and comments always welcome. PM with size questions and tricks.