Turning Archive 2004

Pen Display

Dominic Greco in Richboro, PA
>Hello Everyone,

I had to whip up a quick display stand for some pens I'm submitting to a near by gallery. I went into the shop with a plan in mind, then turned around and designed this baby on the fly!

At first, I was going to make a "lazy susan" style stand as shown in last month's "Woodturning Design". But I changed my mind after looking at the available wood I had. The pieces of Ambrosia Maple were just begging to be put to use for this project.

I also wanted to be able to have all of the pens shown off without the customer having to turn the stand. I liked the "boomerang" design I saw somewhere (I think Ed Davidson made one like it) and decided to pattern mine like it.

The entire stand is made from 1/2" thick Ambrosia Maple. The stand can hold (13) pens, and stands about 4" high x 11" wide.

The stand was sanded to 320 grit and was given several coats of Watco's Natural Danish Oil. After the finish cured, the stand was buffed with a Beall Buffing System.

Pen Display Stand

Pen Display Stand

Pen Display Stand

Thanks for viewing!

See ya around,

My ugly mug


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