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Some examples of the things flying off my lathe these days!
-- "The measure of a true craftsman is how good a job you do, but also, how much you learn from your mistakes." -Stolen from that guy, copied from another, and inspired by life.
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#1 posted 05-17-2010 06:32 AM
Nice Pens. I like the fourth one best. Nice Solid look to it.
You also used my Birthstone, Amethyst to display it on. Should I send you my Mailing Addres so you can send it on up?...LOL…
PS: After I said that I began to think (Smell It Burning?) I don’t do any Pen Turning at this point but would like to start. Do the Pen Suppliers sell “Holders” for Pens? Using something like the chunk of Amethyst with a Holder Fastened to it mignt make a Nice Looking Piece?
-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick
#2 posted 05-17-2010 06:45 AM
Rick, thanks for the compliment…I really appreciate it all. I put up the amethyst just for you, buddy. Check out the IAP (International Association of Pen Turners) http://www.penturners.org/ and you’ll find just about every piece of info you need to get started. Be mindful though, once you’ve started you won’t be able to stop! If you’re married, I hope your wife is understanding…You’ve been warned!
#3 posted 05-17-2010 06:56 AM
HA!! There’s a Coincidence for you. I just sent you a PM asking you for some advice on Equipment.
I was married for 24 Years but things happen. However, I’d do it again in the Blink Of An Eye!!
I’d let “Her” design them for me (Sort Of …LOL..) that way “She’s Part Of It”. Hey! After 24 Years you at least learn a few things!! ...LOL…
Thanks for the Information Chris. It IS appreciated.
#4 posted 05-17-2010 07:28 AM
Okay My Man! All Registered and Set Up with the IAP! Just waiting for “An Administrator To Approve The Content” of my Application.
Ain’t No Moss Growing Under This Turnip Truck Fallout!! I Have NO Idea what I just said??? ;-}
Thank You, Kind Sir!
OH! I clicked on the Canadin Flag and read all about IAP Members sending 1,000’s of Pens to our Soldiers (NO Matter Canadian or American) Overseas. WONDERFUL IDEA!!!
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#5 posted 05-17-2010 07:29 AM
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#6 posted 05-17-2010 03:16 PM
Awesome job on your pens.
-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.
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#7 posted 05-17-2010 03:30 PM
Flying off your lathe? hope your wearing a face shield.
Very nice pen making skills, Great job!
-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............http://www.4woodturning.com
#8 posted 05-17-2010 05:14 PM
I had a feeling a fellow turner would pick up on the “flying” reference. :) Was a figurative reference more than anything but I like playing with words. I try not to make things fly off as a habit but we’ve all been there before…face/dust protection is a must!
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