My first pen

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Project by Ginaarose posted 904 days ago 641 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have turned a few thing and I have enjoyed it so far. I finally made a pen that my husband (LJ: tinman_362) uses for work. I know my husband loves it because he shows it off to everyone. The wood is Palm. It was really fun & easy to turn, but I just don’t know if I have the pen turning bug. I know the picture is not that great but it was taken from my phone, with bad lighting. I’ll try to take better pictures next project.

Thanks for looking,

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#1 posted 904 days ago

Try a cigar pen and a click pen (everyone prefers a click pen over a twist pen). Try spinning one out of acrylic and one out of corn cob…....they are beautiful. The bug will catch you eventually.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 904 days ago

Wait, what? palm easy to turn? wow, I wonder what kind of insane high-end ultra-high-tech tool you used, I’ve turned a few hundreds pens so far and the palm was by far the worst thing to turn I ever tried!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#3 posted 904 days ago

Awesome job baby. I love my pen & I show it off every chance I get.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#4 posted 903 days ago

Nice looking pen a very good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 903 days ago

Looks very nice to me!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#6 posted 901 days ago

Very nice indeed. As a novice pen turner myself, it wont take long to catch that bug, I am already over thinking everything about how I do my pens, just relax and let the wood talk to you. Have fun and enjoy

I kinda like the look of the Palm wood, I enjoy the grain it shows.

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#7 posted 901 days ago

Nice job! Try some of the higher end kits (I like the offerings at PSI and Craft Supplies USA). I really enjoy turning pens and find it a rewarding endeavour. I live relatively close to PSI and visit there often. If you see a pen kit that you like and want more detail, I’d be happy to answer any questions, if I can.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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