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My first attempt at penmaking

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Blog entry by SCOTSMAN posted 2155 days ago 1479 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have done a lot, or at least a reasonable quantity of woodturnings over the last 12 years or so and have several nice woodturning lathes as well as a large machinist lathe with variable speed.I recently bought one of the American Delta midi lathes and tried after exhaustive reading and dvd watching I can recommend the current dvd’s and book to go with it if you are interrested in pen making REX AND KIP make these two dvds for pen making and a book to accompany them hope you enjoy and aprove of my efforts kindest regards to my fellow woodworkers/jock’s Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease



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darryl

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#1 posted 2155 days ago

I have to warn you, pen making is very addictive!
nice looking set you’ve got there.

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scottb

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#2 posted 2155 days ago

Darryl beat me to it… but yes, welcome to the addiction.
There’s no 12 step program.
I’ve been told it loosens its grip after about 1000 pens – or is that when you finally hit your stride?... either way, Happy turning!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 2154 days ago

Great looking pens! Being a master woodworker that you are there is no dought you could do anything dealing with wood. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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SCOTSMAN

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#4 posted 2154 days ago

Many thanks guys and God Bless you too Tom. All very kind your comments inspire me so much.I am currently working on a computer desk for my eldest son Also called Alistair I am about to attach the top to it and should have it ready for photographs next week as I have been working on it for about 6 weeks or so. I will be pleased to show you them soon kindest regards and brotherly love to my American cousins etc Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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mmh

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#5 posted 2128 days ago

I really like the fat bottomed one with the burl & purple color woods. Is that one type of wood or two? It looks like it would be comfortable to use, especially for arthritic hands. I am finding that even using rounded flatware feels better than a thin style of utensil and I don’t have arthritis like my Dad’s hands are showing. I dread the day I can’t use my hands as being able to create things has always been my reward. Keep up the wonderful creativity!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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rikkor

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#6 posted 2127 days ago

The first pen usually costs about $400.00 to make. It goes down from there.

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