My first pens and post!

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Hey guys. I’ve been checking y’all out for a few months. Great stuff! I’ve been wood working for quite a few years. Mostly self taught. Last class I took was in 1973 in junior high. Got a lathe for Christmas and these are the first pens that I turned. I’ll post some of my older endeavors as soon as I can find more pics. Thanks for allowing me to be part of such a great bunch!

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Tom Godfrey

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#1 posted 02-04-2013 01:20 PM

Nice job on the pens and welcome to lumberjocks. You will find a lot of nice friendly people on this site.


-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#2 posted 02-04-2013 02:50 PM

nice pens cj1961 and welcome to LJ’S…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 02-04-2013 04:42 PM

Very nice indeed! I took a long time as well before trying a lathe, but now that I have…. I’m hooked! Keep up the great work. :)

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

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#4 posted 02-04-2013 04:54 PM

Welcome and nice job. Be advised, pen turning is super addictive. I am on lockdown currently from buying any more until I finish all the kits I have to finish. Keep the projects coming.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#5 posted 02-04-2013 05:27 PM

Very nice…welcome pen turning…there’s no going back now!!!

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#6 posted 02-04-2013 08:02 PM

Very nice work. I like the bullet ones especially well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 02-04-2013 11:29 PM

Thanks for the great welcome! You ain’t kiddin about the addiction. If it wasn’t so cold in my garage right now I would have turned enough wood to recreate the parthenon.

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#8 posted 02-05-2013 04:28 AM

Nice, I have made several of these Bullet pens and cannot keep one in the display box. The more creative I get with mixing wood and corian the faster they get gone. Welcome to LJ, nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 02-05-2013 05:41 AM

CJ welcome to Lumberjocks glad to see your first posting. Really nice looking pens, looks like you have already been warned about the addiction so just go with it, its easier. Look forward to seeing more.


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

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#10 posted 02-08-2013 02:10 AM

Thanks for posting. I am fairly new to posting here too. The constructive positive criticisms are helpful and the compliments are affirming. Keep up the good work.

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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