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52 Weeks #25: My First Pen..

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 1153 days ago 694 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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on my lathe, with no assistance. Well I finally got back to my lathe this week and decided to try my hand at a pen on my own. This one turned out pretty good.

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The pen is a standard 7mm slimline done in American Holly. I was able to turn another nice looking one out of Honeysuckle but when I went to put it together i shoved the mechanism in too far. Was not really happy with myself but, look forward to working with it again and doing plenty more.

My two former projects for lathe work worked pretty well.
Pen Vise
Sharpening Stand
I do have to make some modifications to the pen vise.

That is about all I have for tonight on this blog I am going to post one additional regarding cheap tricks. HAve fun in the shop this week everyone.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)



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Sawdust2

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#1 posted 1153 days ago

So punch the nib off then reset the tranny or take the tranny out if you must, set the nib and more carefully insert the tranny.
Learning how to disassemble a pen is just as important as assembling.
Just my $.03.

Nice pen. I love holly.

Lee

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

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#2 posted 1153 days ago

Did you say slimeline? Ewww.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#3 posted 1153 days ago

Nice pen.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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