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Son's First Pens!

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Project by nonickswood posted 870 days ago 985 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very Proud of my Son.
For X-mas he received a Pen Mandrel for our Lathe and a couple of pen kits.
Well between homework and Scouts he just recently got around to putting it to work.
These pens are made of Rosewood, Celtic Knot is Holly. Finished with paste wax.
At one point he stopped the Lathe, (smiling) he said, “this is so much Fun and exciting, I don’t have to think about anything else when I am doing this” 11 yrs old

He had this Celtic Knot pen sold before it was made!!

Thanks for looking!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD





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amagineer

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#1 posted 870 days ago

Nick; you can see the gleem in his eye. He is a future woodworker. He will be able to get his woodworking merit badge. He did a great job.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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8ball

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#2 posted 870 days ago

Great looking pen my knots never turn out that good . keep up the good work

-- Rodney, Arlington Texas

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plantek

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#3 posted 870 days ago

Excellent job!

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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nonickswood

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#4 posted 869 days ago

Thanks Guys,
For looking.
Yes, I think he’s developing a passion for Sawdust!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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wiser1934

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#5 posted 869 days ago

great celtic knots!! i have wanted to try them. if your son can do it, so can i (lol)

-- wiser1934, new york

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Andy123

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#6 posted 860 days ago

He got it right. That is exactly why I love turning.

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

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shopmania

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#7 posted 835 days ago

I feel like I’m missing something. How do you make the celtic knot in the blank? Nice pens BTW

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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nonickswood

390 posts in 1013 days


#8 posted 835 days ago

Tim, Check out this Video,
The Homework Ultimatum

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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