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My Turned Pens #11-20

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Here are my next 10 pens, turned in the few weeks. I’m getting better at checking my sanding carefully so I don’t have to go back to coarser grits. Cast a pair of pine cones…the pen shown is supposed to be metallic blue but I used too much dye so it looks black. Lots of voids but they were not difficult to fill with CA. It’s been fun turning different types of wood too…I can’t get enough of the varieties and dramatic differences! :)

-- Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~ Brian Tracy





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#1 posted 10-08-2017 06:45 AM

Very nice Janet.

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#2 posted 10-08-2017 12:47 PM

they are all beautiful ….I love #18 the best of all …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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sfhipchick

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#3 posted 10-08-2017 03:48 PM



Very nice Janet.

- Dutchy

Thanks so much, Dutchy! :)

-- Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~ Brian Tracy

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sfhipchick

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#4 posted 10-08-2017 03:49 PM



they are all beautiful ….I love #18 the best of all …GREAT JOB :<))

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks, Tony! And that Tulipwood pen is my husband’s favorite too! :)

-- Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~ Brian Tracy

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#5 posted 10-08-2017 06:01 PM

This is a beautiful lot of pens, Janet, and they look nice on this catalog sheet. I bet that your customers are very happy with them. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 10-08-2017 08:21 PM

Nice group of pens!
It looks as if you are mastering “penmanship”!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 10-09-2017 01:32 AM

Love the Pine-cone and also the Tulipwood but the rest are great also

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sfhipchick

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#8 posted 10-09-2017 03:20 AM



This is a beautiful lot of pens, Janet, and they look nice on this catalog sheet. I bet that your customers are very happy with them. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

Wow, TYSM for your awesome compliment, Charles! You are the best! :) I actually don’t have any customers yet! Still working on my craft and also, I cannot bear to part with any pens made from wood I haven’t turned into a pen before! LOL I think I may end up with a massive collection but I don’t mind! :D Once I start making duplicates, hopefully I will get some customers! :)

- helluvawreck


-- Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~ Brian Tracy

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sfhipchick

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#9 posted 10-09-2017 03:21 AM



Nice group of pens!
It looks as if you are mastering “penmanship”!

- oldnovice

LOL, sir, I do believe you made a funny! :D :D Thanks for the comment! :)

-- Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~ Brian Tracy

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sfhipchick

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#10 posted 10-09-2017 03:26 AM



Love the Pine-cone and also the Tulipwood but the rest are great also

- playingwithmywood

Hi Playingwithmywood! TY for the comment! I’m glad you like the pinecone pen…it actually turned out a lot better than I expected. All those voids were rather horrifying but I thought, let’s try to fill them and see what happens. I’m really glad I went for it because the pen is almost perfectly void-free now. A great learning experience for sure. :) And as for that Tulipwood pen, it really is a yummy piece of wood. I got it at Cook Woods….they had a box brimming with mixed blanks at 10 for $25. They let me dig through and pick out whatever blanks I wanted so I picked out 20, a pair of 10 types…what fun that was! But also very agonizing because each was prettier than the last! My husband is now eyeing the other Tulipwood blank and may end up turning it for himself! :)

-- Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~ Brian Tracy

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#11 posted 10-09-2017 08:03 PM

I’m not sure if I like the pens or the presentation of the pens better, great work!

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sfhipchick

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#12 posted 10-09-2017 10:15 PM



I m not sure if I like the pens or the presentation of the pens better, great work!

- Notw

Wow, what a nice thing to say! :) I’m happy you like the presentation too…when I started turning pens again I knew that I needed a pen photo studio that would be quick and easy to use and deliver perfectly lit images that didn’t vary in quality from pen to pen. It did take a long time before my husband had the time to get it finished but now I can take pictures of each pen as I finish them and they can immediately be added to my next pen group! :)

-- Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~ Brian Tracy

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