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Turning Pens into Cash

Two sleek designs
Black pen
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A pen turned from Tru-Stone, a mix
of crushed semiprecious stones and
resin, has contrasting "veins" for a
marbled look.
Brown pen
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Aluminum gutter flashing laminated
to walnut enhances the over-and-
under weave of a Celtic knot in a
pen of figured maple.

Two sleek designs

Mixed media
Alex turns a variety of materials including resins, acrylic, Tru-stone (top pen above right), and all types of domestic and exotic hardwoods and burls.

One signature Alex Lesniak detail is the Celtic knot (bottom pen, below right). He first saw the technique online. With some experimentation, he elevated it from a simple inlay of a contrasting wood to an eye-catching feature with delicate metal accents. (Learn how to add a Celtic knot to your turnings on page 7.)

Continued on page 4:  Stock pens of every style


Comments (1)
Dave at WOOD wrote:

Looks like the link got lost when we changed to a new video player on our site. Here's where you can view Alex's video. Sorry for the confusion. Dave at WOOD

10/21/2010 09:38:12 AM Report Abuse

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