|Project by Elizabeth||posted 09-11-2010 09:50 PM||1389 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
Back in about 1999 I got a mini lathe while I was a college student, and turned a bunch of pens and a few other small items. I enjoyed it a lot, but a few years later I had to sell the lathe due to moving overseas. Last month I got the same model lathe again, and yesterday started turning for the first time since 2002.
First photo: These are both Slimline pens. The top one is made from bamboo and the bottom one is padauk. I have a bit of technique refinement to do but as a first (and second) go in nearly a decade I’m pretty pleased with the results.
Other photos are pics of pens I have turned in past years, and a couple of turned acorns for fun. Pic 2 is a commissioned set of pen and keychain, I think they were mahogany. Pic 3 is spalted dogwood, I still have this one. Pics 4 and 5 are a pen and pencil set, I think they were maple.