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Project by David Murray posted 11-15-2009 06:36 PM 1566 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife got me a mini lathe last Christmas. I’ve been doing some pen turning, it’s a good diversion to work on between larger projects. I hope I’m a better woodworker than photographer. I’ve turned some from deer antler’s and made them to look like 30 cal ammo

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#1 posted 11-15-2009 06:41 PM

These are nice looking pens. It does look like they would be fun to do. A lathe is one of the tools that is on my short list. And whenever I see a turning post like this it makes me regret not having one in my shop.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 11-15-2009 07:06 PM

Great pens, have you ever made from rosewood?


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#3 posted 11-15-2009 07:15 PM

nice looking pens like the 30 cal. pen’s
where did you get the display stand?

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#4 posted 11-15-2009 07:30 PM

Pen stand came from Penn State Industries Woodturning


-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#5 posted 11-15-2009 08:13 PM

Great group of pens

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 11-15-2009 10:38 PM

David, looks like you’ve been busy on your lathe. Beautiful collection of pens. Have you asked for another tool for this Christmas? lol. Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for sharing.

-- John @

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#7 posted 11-15-2009 11:49 PM

your pens look great. really nice finish on them.

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#8 posted 11-16-2009 12:04 AM

Great group of pens. Nice veriety of woods and colors.

Keep it up.

WELCOME TO LJ’s!!!!!!!!


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

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#9 posted 11-16-2009 06:28 AM

nice pens!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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