First pens on the new lathe

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Project by dirtylantz posted 01-12-2012 11:25 PM 1369 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the first few pens that I made on the new lathe. The darker one is Cocobolo, the white one is deer antler, and the other is Zebrawood. The antler pen HAD a cousin that was a pencil in the making, but an errant corner of the chisel sent the blank flying into pieces. Lessons learned: antler is tough as nails on the outside and brittle as, well brittle, on the inside. Lesson two: always wear eye protection unless you want to outfit your eyeball with a little deer antler inlay.

-- "If one man can do it, another man can"

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#1 posted 01-12-2012 11:57 PM

Beautiful pens, some can fetch a pretty penny if done right. I very much like these.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 01-13-2012 12:34 AM

Nicely done. You may become addicted.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#3 posted 01-13-2012 02:37 AM

Congrats on the Lathe and wonderful pens

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 01-13-2012 03:01 AM

Antler is fun but so precarious to work with. Great looking pens !

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#5 posted 01-13-2012 07:07 AM

Very nice pens.good work

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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