LumberJocks

My first pen

  • Advertise with us
Project by Rog posted 08-17-2009 01:40 AM 1101 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After some more coaching from Ryan P I finally attempted my first pen, it’s made from Mexican Bocote. I’m still getting used to the lathe, band saw etc. but scared to death of the table saw…Maybe someday I want but for now that is Ryan’s territory. LOL. Anyways I chewed away at it and measure it with a micromometer untill it was with in specks then sanded it with 600 grt down to 1500grt then finished it off with finishing wax. So far I’m 2 for 2 with out breaking anything on the lathe….. :-}

-- I get out to the shop when Ryan lets me. Arggggggggggg





5 comments so far

View Innovator's profile

Innovator

3584 posts in 2103 days


#1 posted 08-17-2009 04:36 AM

Congrats on the pen, it looks great.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112332 posts in 2267 days


#2 posted 08-17-2009 04:48 AM

well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View scrappy's profile

scrappy

3505 posts in 2120 days


#3 posted 08-17-2009 07:56 AM

Very nice pen. Great job. Looks a lot like zebra wood. Good choice.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

View MarkWilk's profile

MarkWilk

229 posts in 2566 days


#4 posted 08-17-2009 08:00 PM

Congratulations and welcome to the addiction that we call pen turning. Check out Woodturningz for great specials. They get everything in the PennState catalog at a discount, and have regular weekly specials that make it relatively inexpensive to indulge in this addiction.

Great pen. I look forward to seeing your next project.

-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/

View Yettiman's profile

Yettiman

161 posts in 2428 days


#5 posted 10-13-2009 03:07 PM

Congrats,

You are ahead of me,

I ordered my kits – just arrived the other day, but have not dared use them

Might practice on a few pieces of scrap turning them into dowels first.

Well done, looks great

-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase