I am Jumping on the Bandwagon

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Project by Monty Queen posted 01-25-2010 07:26 AM 1315 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Guys and Gals: I am jumpin on the bandwagon. I saw people making things with the lathe, like pens and bowls, etc. So i went first and took a two hour class on making pens. I bought a small midi lathe. And the things to go with it to make pens and here they are. The first one on the left was the one i made in class with the instructors help. The second one and third i made in my own shop. My wife wanted a thick phd pen so I made her the third one. Hope you like.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 07:31 AM

Very nice! Iv’e not got into pens yet as I dont have a lathe but I could see it as a joy to do. I remember as a kid my dad bought a lathe for $25 and my 3 brothers and I took turns making chips. It was fun.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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#2 posted 01-25-2010 07:33 AM

Wow big time . They all look great Monty.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 08:24 AM

Yep your hooked. Nice pens, welcome to the money pit. :-)

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#4 posted 01-25-2010 02:34 PM

nice work , monty .

seems like the only way ,
to find one that works .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 01-25-2010 03:28 PM

Good looking pens, Monty. I’m going to have to try some myself.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 01-25-2010 04:15 PM

Yes the bug has hit and the money starts to flow.

Some great looking pens. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 01-25-2010 06:40 PM

good job on these monty..glad you liking the turning..have fun and show us the ones you do along the way..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 01-26-2010 03:15 AM

Great job Monty! it’s a slippery slope from there!

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#9 posted 01-28-2010 07:22 PM

Way to go Monty … they look great. You will find out there is no better therapy than turning a pen.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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