|Project by mckenziedrums||posted 07-10-2010 06:20 AM||1104 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
These were in the first batch of 9 pens I’ve turned… Pretty good results considering I’m new to the whole lathe thing. Like most folks I did a lot of reading up first but I’m fairly impatient and believe there’s no better way to learn than by making some sawdust and putting the metal to the wood. (Though after turning these I’m seriously considering swapping the HSS for some replaceable carbide… as I have some metal blanks I could turn as well)
First one is dyed curly maple… the next 3 are cocobolo (3rd one is dyed dark red) and the last is a little purple heart slim line pen. Good news for me is 3 out of 5 are already sold to folks. This pen making thing is a fun little hobby!