My firs turnings. Pens, Pencils, & Key Chains

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Project by Sef posted 12-25-2008 02:21 PM 1569 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Merry Christmas fellow Lumberjocks. These are the products of my first time using a lathe (Shopsmith :-) ). All the pens and pencils are slimlines. There’s oak, cedar, mahogany, and an I don’t know. The dark one was the only wood I bought, and I forgot to ask what it was. It’s almost a dark purple, and is hard as a rock. The rest of the wood was once someone else’s furniture. Any and all comments welcome.
Thanks for looking,

-- I may not know a lot, but at least I know that I don't know.?.?. I think.

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#1 posted 12-25-2008 08:08 PM

Sef –
Your first turnings look pretty good. You’ll learn a lot as you go and your skills will continue to increase… but I’d say for your first group of turnings, I would be pretty pleased. (Mine didn’t look near as good!)

-- † Hops †

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#2 posted 12-26-2008 10:59 AM

Hey BK, Thanks for the encouragement. Not really having a clue, I had planned on doing the simple, straight style, but got cocky after the first one. Only one turned out just as I’d planned it to, but I was pleased with the results. I was nervous about the reception they would get, but relief came when they were all snatched up, and I was asked when I would be making more. That felt good. They were a lot of fun to make too. I can easily see getting addicted. I’ll likely be at Penn State for mor kits next week!

-- I may not know a lot, but at least I know that I don't know.?.?. I think.

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#3 posted 12-27-2008 12:55 AM

As usual hun you do everything great! Hey I might be in the USA in 2010 – will have to come visit.

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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Dan Hux

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#4 posted 12-09-2010 08:49 PM

very nice,,this is how the addiction begins,,one or two here and there,,then the next thing you know, you’re turning bamboo cutting boards from discount shopping stores into pens..LOL..great work so far

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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