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Made my first pen today.

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Project by Dudley posted 01-25-2010 04:52 AM 984 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Made my first pen today.
Made my first pen today. No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
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Not real impressive but I’ll improve with practice. Used a slimline kit from Penn State industries.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.





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lew

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 05:45 AM

Well I think it turned out really nice. What type of wood did you use?

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

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#2 posted 01-25-2010 05:46 AM

It’s maple. Thank you.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 05:47 AM

Nice Job Dudley!
That came out great.
Judging from the volume of pens I see come across the project posts, I’d say you’ve been sucked in to the vortex!!!
That catalog Penn State sends out has some very tempting offerings in it.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin. ~ Eugene F. Ware

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#4 posted 01-25-2010 05:52 AM

Eric: Penn has the best prices that I’ve found so far. I have a gold pen & pencel kit I’m gonna do when I get a little more skill. I think I’m gonna use mahogany for them. Thank You.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#5 posted 01-25-2010 05:58 AM

Dudley nice jog one the pen. I just jumped on the band wagon. Three weeks ago i took a pen making class, and last week my lathe and tools came into the mail. I made three pens so far as soon as my camera gets charged i will take pictures and put them on lumber jocks. Ever since i was a little boy i was fasinated with the lathe. So I decided to get a small lathe to see if i wood enjoy working with it.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#6 posted 01-25-2010 06:01 AM

You’ll get hooked Monty. It’s addictive and lots a fun. Thank You.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#7 posted 01-25-2010 06:04 AM

Looks good Dudley
Thats one more than I’ve made

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 01-25-2010 06:06 AM

Jump in the pool Jim, it’s fun. Thank You.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#9 posted 01-25-2010 11:27 PM

Welcome aboard Dudley. I hope you weren’t planning on doing anything else for while because you’ll be hooked now and everyone you know will want one.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

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#10 posted 01-25-2010 11:30 PM

Shannon: I’m retired with nothing else to do, so I guess that will be acceptable.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#11 posted 01-26-2010 03:29 AM

I love it! Looks like it would feel nice in my fingers. Might make paying bills a little more enjoyable!!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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