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During my visit to the Roma and Community Men’s Shed for a 3 day workshop on the Torque Workcentre and other woodworking topics…. I had the good fortune of turning my first pen…
The timber used was Brigalow and I had a lot of help from the Shed’s resident turner….Alec.
So not only did the members of the club learn something [I hope] ... so did I…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 630 days ago

Nice one.

I believe they can become addictive

Could you now write me a cheque? LOL


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 630 days ago

now you have your very own home made pen, if i remember there was a first cutting board, and my oh my have you wowed us since, so i have no doubt if you wanted, you could do it again with pens, how about an invisible pen Larry…turn it so good, that we cant see it… waiting….lol…....glad you had fun and learned something new, that’s the fun with this huh…learn something new and broaden your talent…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 630 days ago

They are very addictive. Nice pen Larry. I have made about 40 so far.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 630 days ago

Very nice. Now some segments and laser engraving you’ll be good to go!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 630 days ago

Looks like a cutting board to me… just a long skinny one that’s round ;-)

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 630 days ago

Very NICE!

Is it Laser engraved? LOL (kidding)

Yes… that’s really a cutting board for cutting asparagrass, round steak, etc. LOL


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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David Craig

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#7 posted 630 days ago

Cool pen Larry! Now you finally have something to sign autographs with :)

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

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#8 posted 630 days ago

You’re branching out. Bandsaw boxes next, Larry?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 630 days ago

The pen is mightier than the saw !

And a nice pen as well

Are you going to do a blog on the Mens Shed?


-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 630 days ago

Good on ya mate!, but watch out if the bug bites…. you won’t be able to throw out another scrap piece, you’ll land up with bags & boxes of would be pens everywhere. I’ve lost a lot of trainee turners to pens, “who wants to practise beads” when they can pump out pens much quicker :-/
I must say though i have revamped my lessons a couple of times to keep their intrest up & i seem to be keeping more latley, so it must be working :-)

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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#11 posted 630 days ago

New line..? A nice way to utillize your good timber on the side. Well done.

-- Bert

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#12 posted 630 days ago

Way to go Larry. I’m sure you’ll endorse many big checks with that fine writing tool. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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Sam Shakouri

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#13 posted 629 days ago

It is the first but will not be the last, Larry. The challenge in pens, like cutting boards, is not limited when you try turning a pen made of 60 or more segments!

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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matt garcia

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#14 posted 629 days ago

Pretty pen, good wood choice!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#15 posted 629 days ago

Well done Larry, something the write home about?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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