My bride's Birthday gift and a first for me

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Project by Rustic posted 05-31-2012 09:14 PM 2230 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 05-31-2012 09:18 PM

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 :)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#2 posted 05-31-2012 10:24 PM

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 05-31-2012 10:34 PM

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 05-31-2012 10:57 PM

Nice work. That looks great!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#5 posted 06-01-2012 01:25 AM

$20 is too cheap

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#6 posted 06-01-2012 02:13 AM

Beautiful first pen.

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

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#7 posted 06-01-2012 02:22 AM

what would you sell them for woodfix?

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 06-01-2012 12:58 PM

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 06-02-2012 12:25 AM

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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