Pen Wizard wizard #1: I can see that this will be fun

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Blog entry by Sawdust2 posted 01-24-2010 06:16 AM 1801 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When I posted my project on the new work station for my Pen Wizard I jokingly said that I would be an expert by Sunday.Well, it’s Saturday and I’m half way there!

I tend to do things over and over and finally the light comes on. I’ve probably used a dozen orphan pen blanks and a half dozen pieces of dowel trying to figure this thing out. (One advantage is that I have cleaned about half the wood off the tube so it doesn’t take so long to get it clear of wood.)

Well, the last two orphans I worked on came out just like I’d planned. My notebook is not so much of what works but a lot of what doesn’t work.

With any luck I’ll have a couple of pens finished and “engraved” tomorrow.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#1 posted 01-24-2010 11:43 AM

Keep trying. Experence is the best teacher, I think..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 09:26 PM

Keep at it. The fun part is in the learning what a new tool will or won’t do. Once you have figured out some of the basic things, try combining effects for a totally new look. The ideas are as endless as your imagination.
Your workstation is set up just like mine. I prefer to see what is going on with the blank cutting so if something starts to go wrong, you can catch it. I would love to see what you have come up with so far with your blanks.


-- You know your a lumberjock...lumber..wait, I can make something with that!

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