First Turnings

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Project by NewPickeringWdWrkr posted 01-12-2011 07:14 PM 1131 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a lathe for Christmas (A Delta 46-455 model), so decided to start small with turning a few slimline pens from scrap

I also picked up Richard Raffan’s book on turning and decided to try to make a couple of tops out of construction grade lumber.

The pens from right to left (and ain order of creation) are:
purpleheart x 2 (with burned grooves)

My next project is a bit more ambitious – A segmented bowl :-D . I just don’t have any blanks big enough to make anything big.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 02:12 AM

Keep at it, you will have more than enough soon enough, great pens

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 11:11 AM

congrats on the lathe!

Isn’t if fun to make a pen?
I hope I see your bowl when it is finished.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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