|Project by Lakie||posted 08-10-2012 02:24 PM||720 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Decided I needed a new hobby, something that I can do at home, Ive always found the idea of working with timber appealing, then stumbled across pen turning and thought its a brilliant fit as I love a good pen.
Went out on a limb, this is literally first time using a lathe, drill press, bandsaw, chisels etc. Previous power tool experience amounts to a cordless drill for the odd jobs around the house and various sanders used for a quick “strip and shellac” restoration in the old family antique business.
Pen is Huon pine, and I didn’t expect to get anything out of it, was thinking it would be a bit of a scrap to learn the machines, so didn’t overly sand or finish it with oil or anything because, quite honestly, I wasn’t expecting to get something that works as a pen out of it. This is actually the second blank, the first one I turned too much and struck brass tube so was more cautious on this and left too much on.
I think I’m hooked….