|Project by Carl Fisher||posted 08-20-2011 06:28 AM||1010 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
My oldest son is about to turn 10.
He turned a pen at the wood show a few months back and has been begging to be able to do this at home. We surprised both boys with the full setup for their birthdays.
Tonight he turned his first pen on our own equipment. He drilled the blanks, glued the tubes, turned down to almost the final shape and sanded. The only things I helped with was turning the mahogany cutoff from scrap to blanks, fine tuned the final shape down to the bushings and did the blo/ca finish.
You never know what you are going to get with scrap wood but this revealed a beautiful grain that the blo brought to a brilliant shimmer. The CA will keep it looking beautiful for years to come.
Congrats Ryan on your first pen in our own shop.
-- Carl Fisher, Fort Mill, South Carolina --