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Well, this is pen #2. I can’t take full credit. It was turned to round and almost to the bushings by my 9 year old. Yes, she turned 9. I’m not sure how it happened. We brought this smelly little screaming thing home from the hospital yesterday…today, she’s 9. This is the standard slimline kit with a canarywood blank that we bought from Lee Valley. It’s finished with watco and liberon wax. Thanks for looking. If you haven’t tried pen turning, you really have to read _Wayne's Blog about it and give it a try. I find it quite therapeutic. It’s a quick project that you can finish easily in one night. If you prepare a few blanks and glue the tubes, you can have a few nights of turning pleasure. Sure you can turn them in 5 minutes if you want, by where’s th enjoyment in that?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 07-20-2007 04:31 PM

so now your daughter outdoes me on the dowelmax and now on the lathe as well.
Does she give lessons??

Beautiful pen.

Pens, bowls… what next, Tom? What next/?? !!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#2 posted 07-20-2007 04:49 PM

Well, I think segmented turning is something I’m going to take a stab at. I think my daughter is more interested in golf than woodworking, but she has a knack. She said, it’s easier if you let that angled part bounce along first and then let it start cutting. She was referring to rubbing the bevel. I just blinked.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 07-20-2007 04:53 PM

Nice pen MOT.
I am partial to the more traditional form you have used.
It seems to compliment the wood a bit more than some of the “fatties” do.
There is a set of findings for a small purse perfume container at Lee Valley that your daugther may like to make for a X-mas gift for her Mom.
I made a few and they were very well recieved.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#4 posted 07-20-2007 09:13 PM

Very nice Mott. Everyone around the house here turns pen. It is also one of the tests we issue to my daughters boyfriends. They have to at least be able to turn a pen to date her. With your daughter turning 9, you will have to start thinking about that before you know it…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 07-20-2007 11:02 PM

I used to like you, Wayne.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 07-21-2007 01:14 AM

Nice pens….

I brought a couple of those smelly screaming things home. Ones 25 the other 21. When they 1st started dating boys I’d make sure to bring them out to the shed to watch me sharpen a 3’ Machete I use to shear trees. I made a point of letting them know I’d make eunuchs of them if they so much as thought the same things I did at their age.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#7 posted 07-21-2007 05:54 AM

I’ve got a nice bag of blanks (assorted) ready to cut, drill and glue up. Had some practice this week cutting my own blanks out of oak, and learned a couple lessons the hard way about not cutting the sides too short… and how to set up my shopsmith to drill somewhat centered.
Lessons learned I’m not so scared about “wasting” the bag o exotics…. but having such small amount of each type… I wouldn’t dare turn them down to a slimline (though I have several of those kits to use)... There’s gotta be a way to prevent all that loss to shavings or sawdust… or something we can do with. Like there is really a use for bandsawing off a couple 3/4×5” pieces of veneer – maybe for a wood ID chart… (I gotta stop making more work for myself.

Wayne, once a potential suiter can turn their own pen, they must use said pen to draft up a declaration of intent, promising many great deeds, including to defend their honor (to the death) and of course not touch her, ever. (You can tell I don’t have a son?)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#8 posted 07-21-2007 05:58 AM

Scott your giveing me some good ideas.

Mott, I’m crushed.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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