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pine cone tutorial (lots of pics)
May 31st, 2008 at 8:37pm
 
here are some pictures of the big cone vs. a smaller cone.
#1. I like to cut the top off so I can see where I need to follow a line.
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#2. I cut one side then second, third ending with all four side square.
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#3. shows you the difference in sizes.
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#4. this is a pen blank ready for turning. soaked with thin CA.
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#5. here is the pen turned ready for finish.
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and last #6. the finished pen.
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I hope this sheds some light on what it takes to achieve the stopper and pen. I want to thank you for all your kind words.

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Reply #1 - May 31st, 2008 at 9:05pm
 
Thanks Laurie
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Reply #2 - May 31st, 2008 at 9:10pm
 
Thanks Lauire, this is real helpful and I like the finish of the pen and stopper. You wouldn't want to mail some of them big cones to S.C. would ya. We don't get any that size out here on the east coast
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Reply #3 - May 31st, 2008 at 9:14pm
 
Thank you for the pics and the tutorial.  I had no idea how you did this.  Another nice pen displayed beautifully as well.

Great Job!
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Reply #4 - Jun 2nd, 2008 at 11:00am
 
Thank you Laurie now that I know I have a few that will be turned into bottle stoppers.
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Reply #5 - Jun 2nd, 2008 at 1:32pm
 
Thanks for posting this.  Now I've gotta catch me some giant pinecones.  I hear they are deceptively agile and quick. Wink
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Reply #6 - Jun 3rd, 2008 at 3:35am
 
MikeInMo wrote on Jun 2nd, 2008 at 1:32pm:
Thanks for posting this.  Now I've gotta catch me some giant pinecones.  I hear they are deceptively agile and quick. Wink


You got to pounce on them & wrestle them to the ground & into submission Grin
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Reply #7 - Jun 4th, 2008 at 10:25am
 
Exactly how big is / was this pincone before cutting.  Dimensions would help me visualize better.  Beautiful pen by the way!

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Reply #8 - Jun 4th, 2008 at 11:15am
 
MikeInMo wrote on Jun 2nd, 2008 at 1:32pm:
Thanks for posting this.  Now I've gotta catch me some giant pinecones.  I hear they are deceptively agile and quick. Wink

Just put some salt on their tails and they stand still for ya.
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Reply #9 - Jul 9th, 2008 at 11:34pm
 
Hi Laurie,  I'm brand new to the group and I'm wondering where I can find more info about making pine cone pens.  I have thousands of cones and would love to make something with them.

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Reply #10 - Jul 10th, 2008 at 3:22am
 
Louise,
Welcome to WR. Here are 2 forums that deal with the art of making pens

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Check out the library for tutorials on making pens out of all sorts of stuff.

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Reply #11 - Jul 10th, 2008 at 3:30pm
 
Hi Laurie,

How do you soak the pen blank in thin CA?  Do you just apply it a little at a time and let it harden? Do you dip it? 

This may be a stupid question but it's not obvious to me.  Thanks.  Beautiful pen by the way.
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Reply #12 - Jul 11th, 2008 at 4:12pm
 
Laurie,
I had not seen oine cones like this. Once again, you have impressed me.
My 11yr old, Noah, just turned his first pen the other day and he is hooked. We must try these 'cones'!
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Reply #13 - Jul 16th, 2008 at 3:38pm
 
That is a really neet idea.  I'm going to have to give that a try when I get a little more experience under my belt.  I'm pretty new to turning.  I have been turning pens for a couple of months.
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Re: pine cone tutorial (lots of pics)
Reply #14 - Nov 24th, 2010 at 9:36pm
 
Laurie, I really loved your idea of making blanks from pine cones. I have some fairly large ones around my house and made this slimline from your tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration.  I have attached a picture of the slimline if I did it right.
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