|Project by CedarFreakCarl||posted 11-01-2008 04:58 PM||1161 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I finally broke down and puchased a lathe. Woodcraft ran a special on their mini lathe ($300) and with free shipping, it was a no brainer. I figured I’d start small and work my way up. So, here are a few pens. I was surprised by a couple of things, first how addicting making pens is. Secondly, how impressed people are when they see them for the first time. Wow..Carl that’s really something! As opposed to some stuff, mainly furniture projects that I’ve worked on for months that I’m really proud of….Oh, that’s nice Carl…..go figure.
The three cigar pens are ambroya burl, bubinga and heart pine. The slimline pens and pencils are red cedar, cherry and tulipwood.
-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC