The last FEWS workshop we had, one of the members, Yamashita san, brought a really nice "Ladypen" that he made from two pieces of wood, that was very interesting. Turns out that he does a LOT of pens. I told him that I had more pen blanks than I could ever turn, and a lot of stuff from the US etc, as I've been so very lucky to be able to swap boxes of blanks with other turners from overseas I offered to give him some of these blanks, as he turns a LOT of pens.
I sent him a box of wood last week, he lives just South of me in Yokohama. He called me the other day and he was just simply so very pleased to get the box of wood. He said he would send me some ladypen blanks etc, that box arrived today!
Here is an over view of the haul, I have to say he stuffed the box
The white wood is "Holly" I think, the use it here to make the Kokeshi dolls, it is very white and straight grained, good for this kind of pen.
I want to learn how to make these pens, so he sent me some completed pens, one partially turned pen, and three blanks with the two pieces joined at 22.5 degrees.
A close up of the lady pens he sent, nice eh?
Attachment 32425 Attachment 32426 I'm not exactly sure what the other wood is, I'll have to ask him.
Just goes to show how being generous is a good thing!