My bride's Birthday gift and a first for me

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Project by Rustic posted 784 days ago 1756 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this multi-tool pen for my wife as a birthday gift. I used olive wood for the blanks. This is also my very first pen turning. I gotta say I am totally hooked now. I also have 5 or 6 orders for more pens. Selling them for $20.00.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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David Craig

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#1 posted 784 days ago

Nice turning Rick. I really like the finish and the detail. Looks like you and your lathe are getting along wonderfully.

Note to potential purse snatchers, this lady is armed and dangerous :)

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#2 posted 784 days ago

Very Cool, Nice details.
Pen turning is easily addictive. I have been grounded since I had foot surgery on one of my feet and I haven’t been able to get back in front of the lathe. But I got some new tools I cant wait to try!! Welcome to sleepless nights of thinking of all the different ways to turn a pen.

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#3 posted 784 days ago

Wow,Nice my litle girl would love that….. what kind of kit is that??

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#4 posted 784 days ago

Nice work. That looks great!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#5 posted 784 days ago

$20 is too cheap

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#6 posted 784 days ago

Beautiful first pen.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 784 days ago

what would you sell them for woodfix?

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 784 days ago

Very nice job on that pen,Rick. I’ll bet she like that one!!
There are some for sale at the art fair today. I’ll check on the prices when I get there and give you a call.
I know Lis sells the bolt action ones for $35 but the guts cost about $12.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 783 days ago

Very nice first pen. Welcome to the addiction.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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