Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bowling Pin Holder
I worked on this pen holder yesterday. I put a little bowling pin on top as I thought about the days of my youth when I went to the bowling alley for entertainment.
This holder took longer than expected my goal was to create a perfect surface. I used a piece of Lacewood with open grain and learned the technique to fill the grain with a natural appearance. The little bowling pin is birdseye maple. The pen is 9.25" long, very lightweight and is a normal diameter similar to pens sold at calligraphy web stores. I plan to eventually make oblique holders of the same quality.