Pens and things

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Project by PetVet posted 06-01-2009 04:44 PM 1351 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently broke down and purchased the new Steel City granite midi lathe and started to learn how to turn. Shame on all you turners out there for not letting us know how wickedly fun this is!!
First picture: (l to r) two slimlines pens, one acrylic, one unknown species of wood. Center is an artist pencil out of acrylic. The last two are Wall Street two click pens, on of purpleheart, the other plasticized corn cob.
The next two pictures are of perfume atomizers, one of purpleheart and one of acrylic.
By the way, I am very impressed with the Steel City Lathe, and need to do a review of it.
Thanks for looking.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#1 posted 06-01-2009 05:02 PM

Those are nice!
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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#2 posted 06-01-2009 05:05 PM

Pens are addictive and can make you a quick buck or two if you work in an office…...

-- Hrolfr

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#3 posted 06-01-2009 05:10 PM

Well done ,tell us how is that lathe doing,pros and cons? thanks

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#4 posted 06-01-2009 05:38 PM

Very good looking and I didn’t know that lipstick holder kits are also out there. Very cool.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 06-01-2009 06:41 PM

what is this with steel city and granite does this lathe have granite ways?Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 06-01-2009 06:47 PM

Nice Job, Rich!!

As far as turning goes, you’ve crossed over the edge and there is no way back- just sit back and enjoy the slide!

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

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#7 posted 06-02-2009 10:24 PM

Welcome to the wonderful and addicting world of turning. I’m a huge fan of the artist pencil kits, and your perfume atomizers are an inspiration to me to make a few kits for gifts. Well done! Now, sharpen your chisels and get to more turning!!

-- Mark, Florida,

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#8 posted 06-02-2009 10:26 PM

Nice work super group of pens and atomizers

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 06-17-2009 06:26 AM

the first thing i turned was a pencil out of thuya

-- Go Bulldogs! UGA! UGA!

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