Many of my assignments in the welding shop as well as the wood shop are created with the idea of making students utilize their brain. So many times in school we "spoon feed" our students to the point that I get Jr's and Sr's that can't or won't think for themselves, they want to be told how to do the project. That to me isn't the way life is so, I create the assignment, we look at past examples, discuss the why's, how's and anyother concerns. Then they are on their own. I will help with technical difficulties, but not with design aspects. These are second semester students so they have some experience. Without further ado, here are some of this year's unique pens. I have two more that will get photographed today. By the way, the photos, I collaborated with the new photography teacher and these are shot by her students as an assignment and she was kind enough to give me a CD of them.
This is a push rod from a 327 Chevy, VERY difficult to drill!!!
Drill a wooden pen blank for the bic pen tube to fit in, turn between centers to the diameter that slides inside and then is glued together.
Our first attempt at a Celtic Knot using the sled I built. He did a great job on his glue up!
The end of a fishing pole, does have line and a hook on it. Like the above arrow pen, a bic innards glued to a dowel glued in the rod.
Another arrow pen built like the above arrow pen.
Closed end antler pen. Interesting/exciting to turn the closed end.
For a very busy judge! Bang the gavel, write the orders.
A traditional antler pen for many, for my students, antler is unique and I do allow it to be.
This antler pen is unique in the regards the student took it to another level and made it a twist pen. The whole dowel rod scenario as described above. Goes together like a standard slim line twist pen.
Used a slim line nib and parts, does not twist or retract.
Arrow pens are obviously popular. Somewhat difficult especially if they twist. Hope you enjoy, will be posting more on another post in this thread sometime today.
****WARNING!!!!!!!!!! BEFORE DRILLING GOLF BALLS, MAKE SURE THEY ARE SOLID CORE CENTERS NOT LIQUID CORE CENTERS. THE LIQUID IS UNDER HIGH PRESSURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!************* **********************************