First Pen

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Project by tt1106 posted 05-07-2011 07:39 PM 1497 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well. I had a HF gloat involving Craigslist a couple of weeks ago. I bought this lathe

for a hundred bucks. I decided I was going to lose the stand and use my old workbench to build a stand. Then I thought…....Why would I cut up my old workbench when I can just mount the lathe. It’s sturdy and theres a tool tray and a shelf. so this is what I ended up with…..

And here is the finished project. My first pen. A slimline.

I’m not sure what the wood is, it came from a friend of mine.

-- -Todd

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#1 posted 05-07-2011 09:54 PM

Good looking first pen. Watch out it can be addicting.
Looks like the bench should hold up pretty well to the vibration and such.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 05-07-2011 11:32 PM

Looks great! Well done! My wife stole my first pen…

-- christopheralan

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#3 posted 05-07-2011 11:39 PM

Nice looking pen. I agree with Chris they are addictive. I have made close to a hundred and they have all been “stolen” or given away. I showed one to my 90 year old grandmother and she claimed it with a grip that made it clear that no one was going take it from her.

The nice thing about pens is all the variations that can be made. From different kits to different materials. Good luck and enjoy.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 05-12-2011 01:07 AM

Congratulations on a great purchase and a terrific first pen. Soon, you will be puting all of the money you saved on the lathe into kits for new pens. They are really addictive. Lumberjocks has some great pen makers. I’m learning from them all the time.

Good luck with all of the new pens you will be building.

-- Mark, Florida,

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