|Project by Scott Oldre||posted 04-12-2009 03:21 PM||1134 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
These are a few of the first pens I’ve turned. Started last week and have about 9 done so far and am enjoying the “out of the norm” approach to them. I like the idea of putting enough detail and enough unique features on them that they’ll stand out in a crowd. Since these are built on the Funline line of pens, they don’t cost an arm and a leg and I can practice my turning skills.
They were turned on ShopFox 1752 10” lathe, which I got from Woodzone here in Columbia. Considering General has the identical lathe in green, and cost 100 more in green, I felt I did pretty well, and I like the tool. There’ll be a lot of pens turned on it, I’m sure.
the first pen is an acrylic for my step-daughters birthday. She’s a Clemson grad, so it also has the purple fittings.
The other two are ebony pens turned for a friend at work. He handed me a 3/8” x 3×15 piece of ebony, but I didn’t have the heart to cut it and glue it, so I bought another piece of ebony at the store and cut two pens plus some hoarding scraps for later use.
-- Scott, Irmo SC