Another batch of pens

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Project by Keith Fenton posted 05-22-2011 11:25 PM 2224 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second batch of pens that I made for sale. I am very pleased with how the maple burl ones turned out. I want to order some more burl blanks now :) I really want to get some afzelia and buckeye burls. Also may get some spalted elm and black ash burls.

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Keith Fenton

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 03:26 AM

I would say it’s pretty easy to learn. I probably made about a dozen pens before I really was able to do a decent job. I was a little nervous on my first few since it was my first time on a lathe. It was fairly expensive for me to get set up but I am equipped to do larger projects as well.

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#2 posted 05-23-2011 03:15 PM

these are super keith, man those are just stunning..its really good to see you start this up and become so good at it in a timely manner, i wish you the best in making sales…yea i can imagine its a costly venture at first…and hopefully it will pay for itself over time…but even just getting to do it and learn it and doing other turning is a big payment , have fun…grizz

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 03:17 PM

Beautiful! Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 03:23 PM

Thanks for the kudos guys! I hope I can market and sell my work effectively so I can keep doing more. The pens are really fun to make but I really should practice on bigger projects as well. A bigger project makes a much bigger mess in the kitchen though! :D

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 03:29 PM

I did also order some afzelia and buckeye burl blanks last night as well as another batch of acrylics, another style of pen kits and a very fancy two-tone titanium sierra kit… did I mention it was addictive?

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 05:45 PM

How great that you were able to make two identicle pens each. One for you and one to sell ;)
nice job

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#7 posted 05-24-2011 05:54 AM

Yes Keith, you are already swiftly becoming a pro pen maker! I see nothing wrong with your pens, they look very fine and comfy to hold. Pens are something I have not gotten into yet.

Coffee scoops are also addictive to make, since I started making my first one I have made more than 30 of them. None alike!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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