|Project by Innovator||posted 10-04-2009 04:56 PM||2135 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
My daughter Gina (15) came to me the other day and asked me if she could make a pen for her friend in school. He saw her pen and fell in love with it. She agreed to make him one and then proceeded to ask me if she could. I had a few pen state kits left over so we set off to the shop to give it a whirl.
Gina has turned a pen for herself before but it has been a while so I started off with safety first. We went over some basic rules of safety then we discussed the use of the tools. She used a caliper to measure the pen diameter and got it to the finished size.
She sanded the pen to 600 grit.
Next she applied EEE and Shellawax to finish it off.
From there we went to the assembly process.
Gina made this pen all on her own, I gave advice and showed her how to hold the tools and the sandpaper but ultimately she is responsible for the final results.
Here was the best part, I got to spend time in the shop doing what I love and I got to do it with my daughter. Her schedule is soooooooo busy that we don’t seem to spend much time together anymore. It was only for an hour but I can promise you this I will remember this one forever.
-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!