Maple Pen or.... Mapen

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I wanted to turn a pen for the longest time. Ended up doing this one at the Springfield, MA WW show.

Material is lightly figured maple, with a slim pen kit. I like how it came out to be.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 11:32 PM

Sweet.. on my list also… you tempt me to try

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 11:38 PM

I don’t do ‘tempting’... I DARE YOU! ;) thanks

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 11:44 PM

Hi Sharon,

NIce job, my friend.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 11:46 PM

Very nice work Sharon.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-28-2012 12:19 AM

I have been wanting to make a pen but I would have to buy a lathe and all the goodies it still is in my to do list. Looks like a fun to do project after I retire.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#6 posted 01-28-2012 12:25 AM

Nice. I’ve seen them doing it at the WW show, I’ve never stopped by to do it, I will next time.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#7 posted 01-28-2012 12:30 AM

Sleek and trim. Very nice Sharon.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 01-28-2012 12:31 AM

It’s slippery slope Sharon – the vortex is calling your name…

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#9 posted 01-28-2012 12:31 AM

You are an inspiration…we all turned pens the next day!
You got some nice figuring in that pen.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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joey bealis

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#10 posted 01-28-2012 12:35 AM

Very nice pen. My starter kit from psi arrived today and I am waiting for the glue to dry on my first one.


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#11 posted 01-28-2012 02:11 AM

Yours came out great , Sharon !
It was good to see you again at the show : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 01-28-2012 02:31 AM

The slide has been greased. And you are on the move.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 01-28-2012 03:04 AM

I don’t have a lathe or the room for one but every time I see something like this I get the urge to try and fit one in and learn to use it.
Nice job. I’m partial to both Maple’s looks and it’s workability.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#14 posted 01-28-2012 01:19 PM

Great job buddy!!!!,,,, haven’t talk to you in a while hope all is well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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