My first Turning Project

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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 408 days ago 1564 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For a very long time now I have been wanting to learn how to turn on a lathe. Well recently I was able to purchase a lathe using a Gift card I won thanks to your votes. My first project, wow, well since I am a fan of pen turning, I thought that would be the place to start. So I turned a Bullet Pen. This is a 30 caliber bolt action bullet pen kit and man is it cool. I will be making more of these for sure. I really enjoyed turning and I can see where I will be doing a lot of it in the future as I start practicing. Thank you for watching as I begin my turning journey.

This Pen is up for auction on Facebook If you would like to bid on it Click Here The proceeds go towards turning supplies to help me kick off this turning journey

Also wanted to say Thank you for your support which allowed me to get the lathe!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#1 posted 408 days ago

Nicely turned pen, especially for a first. Great little lathe too. My son has a similar one and you can turn a lot of different projects on it. Congratulations on on both.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 408 days ago

Nicely done! Welcome to the addiction :)

-- John

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 408 days ago

Nice job and good video!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 407 days ago

Very nice Laney. Those pens are very fun to make. They are also very unique. Nice lathe also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 407 days ago

good job, Laney! Glad to see you put your contest winnings to good use. I was one of the many voting for you in that contest. You might want to check out You can save some money on those pen kits there.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 407 days ago

Nice work you do. These pens are terrific. Nice how to video.

-- Bob A in NJ

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Craig Havran

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#7 posted 404 days ago

Uh Oh… someone’s been bitten by the lathe bug!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#8 posted 402 days ago

Thank you all. And Ron Wilson, Thank you very much and for all of you who helped me win the contest.. My greatest appreciation.. I am looking forward to taking this turning journey

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#9 posted 385 days ago

Nice Job..

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