My first pens

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Project by gridlockd posted 01-16-2012 04:38 AM 858 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is my first attempts at pen turning. Cocobolo on the left, zebrawood on the right. the cocobolo was the first, as such it is a bit thicker. the zebrawood is thinner and i turned it cross-grain instead of long. what a pain it was to get smooth! anyway, like i said, my first attempts, and I feel like i learned volumes. not nearly on par with the offerings from some of the masters here, but I am happy with them. thanks for looking.

oh, finish is 3 coats of CA, light sanding, 3 more coats light sanding in between, and 3 coats of johnsons paste wax.

-- Gridlockd

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#1 posted 01-16-2012 05:08 AM

For your first ones – great job! Keep it up….. start selling them to help pay for the craft! I have been selling pens for a year now and doing extreamly well! Fun way to make extra money…..

-- --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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#2 posted 01-16-2012 05:25 AM

These look great nice job.

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#3 posted 01-16-2012 08:49 AM

Those are very good for you first pens. I wish my first pens were that good!

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 11:47 PM

Those are really Nice Pens, I like the Zebra wood, Never thought about the sanding issue. Good point though.

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