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Blog entry by DIYaholic posted 01-29-2014 11:39 PM 669 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This blog will chronicle my “Pen Turning Travails”....

Not only am I new to pen turning, I’m new to turning in general, so my early efforts will be that of a greenhorn caliber. I’m trying to do about four or five pens a week. Yeah, the work load will be a demanding one! ;^)

Rather than clutter the projects gallery with a multitude of lame novice forms and pathetic finishing attempts, I’ll keep a pictorial progress report of sorts here on this blog. It will be interesting (to me at least), to see how my skills and techniques (hopefully) improve.

I have however, already posted a few of my first pens:

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I can use all the help I can get….
So, please feel free to be candid and honest, with any and all critiques and criticisms.
By the same token, don’t be shy about showering me with praise and adoration, for my awesomeness!!! :^)
I’m excited to see where this goes….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?



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patron

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#1 posted 01-30-2014 12:10 AM

as proud as i am of you son
for making these pens
my hope is that you actually learn to use them

for something more substantial
than post-it notes
to get more beer

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 01-30-2014 12:15 AM

Thanks Dad….
I’ll drink to that!!!
You always want the best for/from me!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Dave

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#3 posted 01-30-2014 12:51 AM

Honestly Randy I think they look great for a newbee. You are on your way to antler, exotic and acrylics.
Keep practicing.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 01-30-2014 01:28 AM

Thanks Dave.
I’m looking forward to using some of the more “upscale” components, both kits and materials!

How does one chuck up a deer head, so as to turn it’s antlers???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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lightcs1776

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#5 posted 01-30-2014 02:41 AM

Nice looking pens. You’ve caught on quickly. As for the deer head, I think they are a myth. Every time I go in the woods with a gun, they disappear. They must be like unicorns; talked about but never really seen.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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NormG

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#6 posted 01-30-2014 02:48 AM

I agree

-- Norman

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 01-30-2014 03:44 AM

Chris,
Thanks.
I really do hope they are nice….
It took me a year to finish them!!!

Norman,
You have a way with words!
Thanks for the kudos!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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StumpyNubs

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#8 posted 01-30-2014 02:15 PM

Sweeeeeeeeeet.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 01-30-2014 02:22 PM

Potatoes???

Cooooorn???

Taaaaarts???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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