My First Pen

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Project by Steve posted 08-22-2012 09:30 PM 1002 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned my first pen today. It is made from tulipwood. Thanks to my neighbor for showing me how to use a lathe for the first time. I’m sure this will be the first of many to come.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#1 posted 08-22-2012 10:34 PM

Welcome to the dark side!

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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Summers Woodworking

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#2 posted 08-22-2012 10:41 PM

Wow … that came out looking great Steve!

-- Woodworking is my passion!

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#3 posted 08-23-2012 01:18 AM

Thanks! I inherited my father’s lathe but had never used one before, so my neighbor helped me get started. I think I’m gonna like the dark side!

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#4 posted 08-23-2012 02:08 AM

Looking good Steve. Looks like the neighbor is a good teacher.
I think maybe you own him a pen ;-)

-- Website is finally up and

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#5 posted 08-23-2012 02:21 AM

Steve, that looks great! Love the colors in it. Be Warned Pen Turning IS Addictive! But FUN!


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

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#6 posted 08-23-2012 10:03 AM

What Bake said ;)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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Bill Akins

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#7 posted 08-23-2012 12:58 PM

Great job on your first pen, careful they are addicitve. Christmas coming soon, they make great gifts. I like to make pens from scraps from my bigger projects.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#8 posted 08-23-2012 01:58 PM

Great first pen! I just got my first lathe about a month ago as well… hang on, it’s going to be a fun ride! :D

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#9 posted 09-16-2012 11:47 PM

Awesome! I turned my first pen today too. See ya on the dark side :-)

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