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Project by TheDane posted 570 days ago 656 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned another batch of 25 Freedom Pens.

Some of these were turned from Bexelder, a wood I had never used before. The Boxelder blanks came from the waste material left over from a bowl I turned a few weeks back.
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The others are Birch (the single pen in the first picture), Cherry, and Maple.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 570 days ago

What a wonderful batch of Freedom Pens!

Beautiful wood!

You just added another accessory to your Lathe setup!

... it’s called AutoPilot ... yours is very finely tuned and adjusted! LOL

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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TheDane

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#2 posted 570 days ago

The DIY Sharpening Rig ( http://lumberjocks.com/topics/45541 ) helps a lot … I’m not stopping to resharpen so often. I just touch up the edge on the buffing wheel and I’m back at work … takes about 10 seconds.

I have also settled on a (more or less) standard profile for these pens. I turn the blanks round to about 1/2” with a spindle roughing gouge, do a couple of passes with the skew, shape the ends and burn the accent lines … takes about 5 minutes.

What takes time is cutting/drilling/trimming the blanks.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 570 days ago

5 minute pens ? WOW ! Nice job on all of them : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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WoodenFrog

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#4 posted 570 days ago

Very nice Work Gerry!! Great job for a Great Cause!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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TheDane

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#5 posted 570 days ago

Dusty56—You’d be surprised at how quick it goes with the lathe running at 4000rpm!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 570 days ago

I can’t even imagine that speed on something so tiny ! LOL I need to see you make one in a video : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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