|Project by Hacksaw007||posted 09-21-2010 02:12 AM||1751 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
Well, after a long time I finally got the wife to make her first pen! Janet, my wife has always been a bit reluctant to do much of any woodworking. She has always watched me. Getting her to do this was quite a victory for both her and me. She has had two strokes in the last 6 years, and while she is just about back to 100% it has taken it’s toll on her self esteem. But as you can see, she was all smiles. The blue pen is her first all by her self pen. You can see the starting list of the rest of her creations. She is using my mighty small Carba-Tech lathe, which is set up for full time pen making. This is a good lathe to learn by.
She is using some of the woods that I get at work, laminated colors of birch woods. Friction finish on these pens. I can’t wait to have her make more harder stuff. But for now she knows that she can turn pens. A great ego boost for her and I! Thanks for looking, and for your comments. Heck it this keeps up, I will have to get her own LJ’s page…...
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