pen addict gone wild

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Project by Aaron posted 12-04-2011 11:29 PM 1356 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I have definately been bitten by the pen turning bug. I really think that its the instant gratification amd maticulousness of the hobby thay sucked me in.

First pen is buckeye burly, then some randome blank I don’t even know what it is, then maple burl, red palm, cocobolo and finally walnut burl.

The last pic is of my 8yr old whole turned an acrylic blank. It was really rewarding to see the excitement after finishing his pen. I coached and he did 90% of the work.

-- "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed." ~Chinese Proverb~

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-04-2011 11:52 PM

Very nice pens. I know how it is- you get started and just can’t quit.
you have a great set turned there!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-05-2011 01:01 AM

Some good pens there. Once bitten comes to mind there is no cure for pen turning.
What finish have you used on these

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#3 posted 12-05-2011 02:18 AM

Nice pens. Good times with the boy. He’ll remember these times when he gets older.

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#4 posted 12-05-2011 09:40 AM

These are finished with r coats of medium CA sanded to 600 grit between coats then finished with satin amd then gloss polish

-- "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed." ~Chinese Proverb~

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 10:43 PM

Love your pens, keep up the good work.

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