Goofing Around

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 05-20-2015 08:08 PM 1129 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Goofing around out there today.
The wood species are African Padauk, Maple Burl and Leopard wood.

Sanded to a very high grit and then finished with Shellawax.
I am making a mess of these to give away as small gifts for hospital visits, thank you’s, and so on.

It’s a fun and easy way to use those small chunks of exotic or expensive wood.

Couldn’t stay out there long though.
Central Florida has gotten hot & humid early this year.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#1 posted 05-20-2015 08:26 PM

fLORIDA, HOT AND, i thought you all lounged around eating oranges and swimming in your pools, i thought Alabama was the only place it got hot and humid…lol…i really like the pens, they are great gifts to hand out, i just hope folks appreciate the work it does take to make them…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 05-20-2015 08:31 PM

Very nice pens, Eric!

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

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#3 posted 05-20-2015 08:35 PM

Damn addiction right? I made two for the nieces earlier this month, but forgot to take pictures… Didn’t you have too hard of a time with the Maple Burl?

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 05-20-2015 08:39 PM

Thanks for looking ? I say Thanks for posting, Eric !
You’ve been told that pen turning is addictive, right ? Now you’re on it.
You did a great job on those very nice pens. Another happy turner is born.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#5 posted 05-20-2015 09:39 PM

Those are great looking pens and they are also fun to make.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 05-20-2015 10:12 PM

Very nice, Its my next plunge getting a lathe. Been struggling on which one to buy. Hope mine look that good.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 05-20-2015 10:19 PM

“My name is Ted and I am a pen turning addict.”

Nice slimlines, Eric. I see the skew chisel there. I’m still trying to get the hang of using one… ride the bevel and practice, practice, practice!

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#8 posted 05-21-2015 12:41 AM

Nice! Love those maple burl ones!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 05-21-2015 01:13 AM

It is an addictive habit Eric. Nice work

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 05-22-2015 01:35 AM

Nice looking pens

-- Norman

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#11 posted 06-14-2015 01:59 AM

Nice pens….its fun stuff…I need to make some…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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