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some of my first pens, that is one addictive project!!! I have more pens than I could use in a life time !
-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !
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#1 posted 02-29-2008 09:53 PM
well… take a tip from Karson… take one to your local lumber store and give one to the owner.. Karson came away with a bunch of free wood—so now he can make even more pens!!!
what is that center one made of?
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#2 posted 02-29-2008 10:03 PM
I will have to do just that! The black is acrylic, the red is a bowling ball core, bottom wood one is from a $.99 grab bin blank, the wood on the left was my attempt a including a deer antler tip. Boy does antler stink when you turn it….whew wee that needs ventilation!!
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#3 posted 03-01-2008 12:17 AM
Very nice. I can see where these projects can be addictive and there is a wealth of material to turn as well. Beyond giving them as presents what about Ebay? Everyone else seems to be selling something there. It would give you a little extra money to “feed your habit”.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#4 posted 03-01-2008 08:58 AM
The pens are nice – but a word to the wise. If you turn anymore antler – make sure you wear a dust mask and have good ventilation. And you are correct – it does stink.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#5 posted 03-01-2008 01:13 PM
I’ve done two antler pens. It smells like the dentist drilling your teeth. Respirator is the way to go.
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#6 posted 03-20-2008 02:04 AM
Runngt, Thanks for the comments aboutthe Lathe. I have emailed the guy saying I would like to get it mainly for the reason of the price and I really want to get more in to turning and prove I like it.
Very nice pen collection you showed off here. May have to keep some ofthose materials in mind for future projects though I have a large amount of wood available to me that is turnable.
Btw.. Welcome aboard.
-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)
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#7 posted 05-15-2008 04:05 PM
I have two lathes now and have yet to attempt pen turning…..I guess I can’t justify wasting that much wood and time to end up with a paperthin project….I do love them though ! Great work on these pens : )
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