Procrastination is fun sometimes

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Project by lumberjoe posted 10-22-2012 05:21 PM 1052 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been working on an end table forever that is pretty complicated and I am getting a little frustrated. Yesterday I decided to to set it aside for a while and just turn a few pens. These came out really nice.

The cigar pen is katalox. This is the first one I have turned. I really like this style. I finally figured out how to get the subtle tapers I wanted by splitting the turned sections into 3rds and working from the bushings toward the center. It works well

The Euro pens are Lignum Vitae and a really nice piece of Bocote. I’m getting good that these, however on the LV pen I cut the tenon a bit too deep and you can see the union where the two pieces meet. I am happy with the shape though. I am also happy with the finish on each of these.


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#1 posted 10-22-2012 08:31 PM

All pens possess immaculate beauty. Yes, sometimes, procrastination has its perks!

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 02:28 AM

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 02:40 AM

They look nice. It is sometimes nice to have a bit of distraction from the larger projects.


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#4 posted 10-23-2012 02:04 PM

Great job! They look amazing. :)

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#5 posted 10-23-2012 02:17 PM

The distraction was perfect. I actually made a lot of progress and figured out simple solutions for things I was way over thinking. I really like turning the euro style pens. The cigar pens are really just big slim lines (with way more assembly steps). I think I want to try a screw cap style now.


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